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News Release
Sheriff's Office responds to fatal crash; truck strikes pedestrian crossing South End Road (Photo) - 11/20/20

Please reference CCSO Case # 20-024859

At 6:25 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies and Oregon City Police and Canby Police officers responded to a report of a vehicle hitting a pedestrian on South End Road north of Highway 99E, between Canby and Oregon City. 

A truck had struck a pedestrian -- Sherry Lynn Kehoe-Medhaug, 68, of Oregon City -- who had suffered severe injuries. American Medical Response paramedics arrived on scene and rendered aid to Kehoe-Medhaug; she was loaded into AMR's ambulance, but died before she could be transported to a hospital.

Deputies spoke with medical personnel and the driver of the truck, who remained on scene and cooperated with investigators.

Ms. Kehoe-Medhaug lived near where she was struck. Deputies made family notifications. Authorities believe she had likely been crossing South End Road to check a mailbox when the passing truck struck her.

At the time of the crash, the roadway was wet and the sun had set nearly two hours earlier, at 4:37 p.m.  The driver of the vehicle did not show signs of impairment. This case is still under investigation. 

Deputies closed South End Road at S. Rocky Bluff Lane and Highway 99E for about two hours while authorities investigated.  Assistance with this road closure was provided by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) on Highway 99E and the Clackamas County Roads Department on South End Road.

Clackamas County Criminal Reconstruction and Forensic Technicians (CRAFT) responded to document the scene. A Clackamas County deputy medical examiner responded to the scene, as well as Sheriff’s Office Chaplain Vermace of Public Safety Chaplaincy.


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