Pedestrian Killed In Downtown Salem – Update

Posted on August 5, 2019

The victim is identified as Linda Adamson, a 59 yr old resident of Salem, OR.   

Investigators determined that the victim was attempting to cross Owens St S, heading SB, at the Liberty St intersection as the involved Subaru SUV was attempting to make a turn from Owens St S onto NB Liberty St on a red light.  The vehicle struck the victim as it was attempting to make the turn onto Liberty St.    

The 68 yr old female driver remained on scene and was cooperative with investigators.  There were no signs of impairment.  The investigation is continuing and no criminal charges have been filed at this time.

Original Story:

The Salem Police Department Traffic Control Unit is investigating a fatal crash at the intersection of Owens St S and Liberty St SE.  The crash was reported at approximately 6:27am when the Salem police department responded to a report of a vehicle striking a pedestrian at that intersection.  When police arrived they located the adult female pedestrian, who was already deceased.  The adult female driver of the involved vehicle remained on scene and is cooperating with investigators.  At this time the cause of the crash remains under investigation.  The identity of the victim is not being released pending next of kin notification.

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