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58-year-old pedestrian killed in hit-and-run crash

Springfield police have identified the driver as 86-year-old Barbara Babbitt and the woman hit as 58-year-old Nevay Anne Frymire.

Posted: Jan 24, 2020 7:43 PM
Updated: Jan 27, 2020 10:24 AM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- A woman is dead after a hit-and-run crash at 54th and Main Street in Springfield, police told KEZI 9 News.

Springfield police have identified the driver as 86-year-old Barbara Babbitt of Springfield and the woman hit as 58-year-old Nevay Anne Frymire.  

Babbitt was traveling east on Main Street when she hit Nevay Anne Frymire just before 6:30 p.m. Friday night. 

Frymire was apparently crossing northbound, not in a crosswalk, when she was hit.

Police said neither speed nor alcohol appears to be a contributing factor. However, it is possible that another vehicle and another driver are involved.

Local residents and nearby businesses say this is not an isolated incident.

Charles Jones told KEZI 9 News that this stretch of road is a constant hazard and he thinks drivers need to be more aware.

"To me I find it’s an every day thing," he said. "I have learned to be kind of cautious about it. And really on Main Street it’s that kind of dangerous area that the pedestrians and the drivers do really need to be careful."

"I think it's horrible and if they hit and run they were probably doing something wrong. I just hope they catch whoever did it," nearby resident Delina Porter said.

The Lane County District Attorney’s Office is involved and no charges have been filed at this time. Eastbound Main Street east of 54th Street was closed for more than two hours following the crash while investigators collected evidence and processed the scene of the crash.

The roads have since been reopened.  

Police ask that anyone with information call Detective Antone with the Springfield Police Department Major Accident Investigation Team at 541-726-3714.

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