Pedestrian, driver identified in fatal River Road crash

River Road was closed in both directions following the crash.

Posted: Nov. 19, 2018 5:02 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Police have identified the driver and pedestrian involved in the fatal crash at River Road and Kourt Drive Friday night in Eugene.

Bill Schmidt, 75, of Eugene died after being struck by a 2006 Jeep Wrangler driven by Jamie Louise Christopher, 54, of Eugene.

Police said the crash happened around 6:50 p.m.

River Road was closed in both directions following the crash. The Eugene Police Department, Lane County Sheriff and a coroner were on the scene for hours.

The investigation is ongoing.

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