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Pedestrian dies in crash in Santa Clara

Weather and poor visibility were listed as factors in the accident.

Posted: Jan. 17, 2019 10:36 PM
Updated: Jan. 18, 2019 10:30 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- A pedestrian is dead after being struck by a vehicle in the Santa Clara area Thursday night, the Lane County Sheriff's Office said.

Irene Ferguson, 70, of Eugene was pronounced dead on the scene.

The crash happened in the 200 block of Hunsaker Lane.  

The Sheriff's Office said Ferguson was "likely in the roadway at the time of the crash," and weather and poor visibility were contributing factors.

There were no signs that the driver, Kelly Canaday, 25, of Eugene was impaired or speeding, the sheriff's office said. Canaday is being cooperative in the investigation and performed CPR on Ferguson following the collision. 

No charges and citations have been filed, and the investigation is currently ongoing. 

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