Salem lost a community leader last night when Selma Pierce was struck by a driver last night while walking in West Salem.
Pierce, a retired dentist, lost to democratic representative Paul Evans in district 20 in the Oregon house of representatives.
The preliminary investigation indicates pierce was in the roadway when she was struck. The driver of the Chevrolet S-U-V that struck pierce remained on the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.
Her husband, Bud Peirce, had just announced his second run for Oregon Governor earlier yesterday.