Woman hit, killed on I-5 after restaurant disturbance

19-year-old Salem woman identified

Oregon State Police (KOIN 6 News, file)
Oregon State Police (KOIN 6 News, file)

SALEM, Ore. (KOIN) — A woman who was allegedly causing a disturbance at a Salem restaurant was hit and killed trying to cross I-5 shortly after police were called to the restaurant.

Oregon State Police say 19-year-old Sofia Diaz-Piceno of Salem was hit by at least 2 vehicles as she tried to cross I-5 from east-to-west at the Market Street exit in Salem in the early hours of Sunday.

Salem police had been called to a restaurant near the Market Street interchange about a woman causing a disturbance. When officers arrived, the woman was not there. Shortly, though, police were called to the northbound lanes of I-5 near Market Street and determined the woman hit on I-5 was the woman from the restaurant disturbance.

The investigation into the incident continues.