Pedestrian Dies in Traffic Collision Downtown Salem

Posted on January 18, 2024

The pedestrian who died in the January 12 traffic collision downtown is identified as Robert Duane Marshall, age 66, of Salem.

The Traffic Team investigation remains active, and no further information is available for release.

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Originally published 01/12/2024 | 11:10 p.m.

Salem, Ore. — Just before 5:00 p.m. today, emergency responders were called to the intersection of Center ST and High STS NE on the report of pedestrian struck by a vehicle.

The preliminary investigation by the Salem Police Traffic Team determined a pedestrian in the crosswalk on the east side of the intersection was struck by a pick-up truck when the driver initiated a left turn.

The pedestrian, a 66-year-old man, was transported to Salem Health where he died from the injuries received in the collision.

The driver, identified as Shawnda Blair, age 48, remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

The name of the decedent is not being released, pending notification to family.

The Traffic Team investigation continues, and as such, no citations have been issued or arrest made.

The intersection remained closed for approximately three-and-a-half hours for the scene investigation.

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