Man dies after stepping into path of oncoming car

Police don't know if Ernest saw the car coming or if he was distracted

Police siren, generic. (KOIN)
Police siren, generic. (KOIN)

KEIZER, Ore. (KOIN) — A 20-year-old man died on July 4 from injuries sustained in car crash, according to the Keizer Police Department.

On July 1, Anthony Jon Ernest stepped away from a sidewalk on N River Road and NE Chemawa Road and into the path of a car. Police say it’s unclear if Ernest saw the oncoming car or if he was distracted.

The driver stopped immediately and cooperated with the investigation. A witness told police the driver had a green light for that intersection. He did not show signs of impairment and speeding doesn’t appear to be a factor.

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