At approximately 1:47 p.m. on July 30th, 2021, a 911 caller reported a pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle on Silverton Road NE west of Lancaster Drive NE. When first responders arrived at the scene they located a 33-year-old female with serious injuries. The female was transported to an area hospital by ambulance where she remains in critical condition.
The driver of the vehicle involved, David Smith (84) of Salem remained at the scene. Deputies determined the driver was going west on Silverton Road NE in a 2010 Dodge Ram when the pedestrian stepped into the lane of travel a few hundred feet west of Lancaster Drive.
The Marion County multi-agency Crash team was called out to investigate the collision. The westbound lanes of Silverton Road were closed until just before 4:00 p.m. while crash investigators processed the scene. The investigation into the collision is ongoing; no additional information is available for release at this time.
The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Keizer Police Department, Marion County District Attorney’s Office, Marion County Fire District #1 and Marion County Public Works during this response.