Pedestrian struck, killed by car while crossing Highway 97 near Redmond


A woman trying to cross Highway 97 near the Redmond airport exit Saturday night was struck and killed by a car, according to Oregon State Police.

OSP responded to the accident around 10 p.m. and learned a pedestrian, 44-year-old Kara Shepherd of Redmond, tried crossing four lanes of the highway when she was struck by a northbound Lexus.

Shepherd sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the car was not injured and remained on the scene and cooperated with the investigation, OSP said.

OSP was assisted by Redmond Police Department and ODOT.


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