Salem, Ore. — At approximately 6:15 p.m. this evening, emergency responders were called to the area of Mission ST and Hawthorne AV SE on the report of a pedestrian struck by a car east of the intersection. The caller also reported the driver had left the scene.
Responding firefighters pronounced the male pedestrian deceased.
Although the call was initially reported as a hit-and-run, the involved driver stopped and called police a few blocks from site of the collision. The driver, identified as Daniel Carmona, age 69, is cooperating with the investigation.
The pedestrian, a 51-year-old man, is not being identified pending notification to his family.
The Traffic Team investigation continues, and as such, no citations have been issued or arrest made.
The intersection remained closed for approximately four hours for the investigation.
This evening’s collision is the second traffic fatality of 2024.
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