A pedestrian was killed while crossing Highway 97 near Madras Thursday night, according to the Oregon State Police.
OSP said a preliminary investigation revealed the a semi truck driver stopped on the shoulder, exited the truck and tried to cross the highway nine miles north of Madras about 9:20 p.m.. A southbound Chevy driven by a 28-year-old Bend woman struck the pedestrian.
The pedestrian died at the scene. The driver of the car was taken to St. Charles in Bend.
No further information was released. The name of the truck driver was withheld pending notification of next of kin.