Pedestrian struck, killed in Salem

The crash happened on Cordon Road NE near Carolina Avenue NE

Salem Police investigate a fatal crash, September 6 2016. (Marion Co. Sheriff's Office)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A man was killed on Tuesday morning while walking on a road in Salem.

The victim was 51-year-old Baxter Harrell, of Aumsville. He was in the middle of the road when he was hit by an oncoming car on NE Cordon Road  near NE Carolina Ave.

According to Harrell’s family, he left his home earlier for a walk but it’s not clear how long it was before he was hit, or why he was walking in the middle of the road.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Department said the driver who hit Harrell is cooperating with the investigation and no citations have been issued.


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