UPDATE: Police identify pedestrian fatally struck in crosswalk downtown

UPDATE: 4:43 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17

Salem police on Wednesday identified the man struck and killed Jan. 12 by a pick-up truck driver in a downtown crosswalk as 66-year-old Robert D. Marshall of Salem.

The police agency said it is still investigating the crash and would not release any additional information.

Original story below:

The driver of a pick-up truck struck a 66-year-old pedestrian in a crosswalk on Friday evening in downtown Salem.

The man died from his injuries at Salem Hospital, Salem police said.

Police said the man was crossing the street in the crosswalk on the east side of the intersection of Northeast Center and High streets just before 5 p.m. The driver of the pick-up truck initiated a left turn and struck him.

Police identified the driver as 48-year-old Shawnda Blair. The driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

The victim’s name is not being released pending notification to family.

Police have not cited or arrested anybody and are continuing to investigate. The intersection was closed for about three and a half hours.

Contact reporter Rachel Alexander: [email protected] or 503-575-1241.

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Rachel Alexander is Salem Reporter’s managing editor. She joined Salem Reporter when it was founded in 2018 and covers city news, education, nonprofits and a little bit of everything else. She’s been a journalist in Oregon and Washington for a decade. Outside of work, she’s a skater and board member with Salem’s Cherry City Roller Derby and can often be found with her nose buried in a book.