A 16-year-old driver from Keizer was involved in a fatal vehicle vs. pedestrian crash in the 7500 block of Lakeside Drive Northeast in Salem

The incident occurred at 10:45 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8.

Soon after emergency services arrived on scene, the pedestrian was pronounced as deceased. 

The involved driver remained on scene and called 9-1-1 after the collision. The pedestrian has not yet been identified.

Based upon initial information, investigators believe the pedestrian was walking in the roadway at the time they were struck by the vehicle. The driver is cooperating with investigators; alcohol does not appear to have been a factor.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted during the initial response by Marion County Fire District #1. An investigation is ongoing.