Pedestrian killed on River Road

A 52-year-old woman was killed while crossing River Road North Tuesday, Feb. 11. 

Keizer police officers were notified about a vehicle collision with a pedestrian in the 5000 block of River Road North about 10 p.m.

Responding officers discovered a woman who had been killed as a result of being struck. The victim was identified the following day as Sharon Rene Pritchard, who recently resided at various locations in the Salem/Keizer area.

The initial investigation indicated a Keizer woman, the sole occupant of a red 2000 Ford Edge SUV, had been driving south on River Road when the collision occurred. The deceased woman was not within a crosswalk at the time. 

The driver remained at the scene, and impairment is not suspected. River Road was closed from the time police arrived until about 2:30 a.m. 

The traffic safety team continues to investigate; however, no citations are expected. Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact Officer Martin Powell at 503-390-3713.