Salem pedestrian struck, killed on I-5

State police are searching for a car they say struck and killed a Salem woman on Interstate 5 late Monday or early Tuesday.

Around 12:42 p.m. Tuesday, state troopers responded to a report of a deceased person on the freeway near milepost 253, according to an Oregon State Police statement Wednesday. 

The police investigation found a driver struck and killed a pedestrian, who police identified as 35-year-old Cassandra Sullivan.

A litter crew found Sullivan on the shoulder of the road. State police said they believe the driver struck Sullivan during the evening of Monday, Aug. 29 or the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 30.

State police investigators are seeking the public’s help in finding the car, believed to be a Subaru — a 2012-16 Impreza, a 2013-2017 Cross Trek, or a 2014-2018 Forrester. Police said the car is crystal white pearl in color, has damage to its right front and was headed south on I-5.

Police asked witnesses or anyone with information to to contact the Oregon State Police Dispatch Center at 800-442-0776 or *OSP (*677) from a mobile phone, and reference case number SP22-229957.

Contact reporter Ardeshir Tabrizian: [email protected] or 503-929-3053.

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Ardeshir Tabrizian has covered criminal justice and housing for Salem Reporter since September 2021. As an Oregon native, his award-winning watchdog journalism has traversed the state. He has done reporting for The Oregonian, Eugene Weekly and Malheur Enterprise.