1 dead in alleged Eugene street racing crash

The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene

Two cars in Eugene may have been racing when one of them struck and killed a pedestrian Tuesday afternoon, officials said, June 9, 2015. (Courtesy, KVAL)
Two cars in Eugene may have been racing when one of them struck and killed a pedestrian Tuesday afternoon, officials said, June 9, 2015. (Courtesy, KVAL)

EUGENE, Ore. (KOIN) — Two cars in Eugene were reportedly racing when one of them struck and killed a pedestrian Tuesday afternoon, officials said.

Shortly after 1 p.m., 2 cars were allegedly speed racing while traveling westbound on Mathews Road when one of them lost control and hit a man, Oregon State Police said.

The pedestrian, later identified as 45-year-old Roland E. Vilette, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The drivers who were racing are juveniles, and their names will not be released.

KOIN 6 News will provide updates to this story as they become available.

Two cars in Eugene may have been racing when one of them struck and killed a pedestrian Tuesday afternoon, officials said, June 9, 2015. (Courtesy, KVAL)
Two cars in Eugene may have been racing when one of them struck and killed a pedestrian Tuesday afternoon, officials said, June 9, 2015. (Courtesy, KVAL)

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