Woman, 70, fatally struck while crossing N Salem street on motorized scooter

A driver struck and fatally injured a 70-year-old woman crossing a north Salem street on her motorized scooter Wednesday.

Police said Lois Marie Randall died from her injuries at Salem Hospital.

Emergency crews were called to Northeast River Street and Northeast Liberty Street Wednesday around 9:45 a.m., the Salem Police Department said in a release. 

Police determined  Randal was attempting to cross Northeast Liberty Street when she was hit by a northbound vehicle. Witnesses reported Randall went into the street close to oncoming traffic leading up to the deadly crash. 

The driver of the vehicle, Jami Lee Duhrkoop, 36, is cooperating with police as they continue to investigate the crash. 

The northbound lane of Northeast Liberty Street was closed for about three hours as police investigated. 

The Wednesday morning crash is the thirteenth traffic death to happen in Salem since the start of the year, police said.

Contact reporter Joe Siess: [email protected] or 503-335-7790.

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Joe Siess is a reporter for Salem Reporter. Joe joined Salem Reporter in 2024 and primarily covers city and county government but loves surprises. Joe previously reported for the Redmond Spokesman, the Bulletin in Bend, Klamath Falls Herald and News and the Malheur Enterprise. He was born in Independence, MO, where the Oregon Trail officially starts, and grew up in the Kansas City area.