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UPDATE - Fatal Crash on Interstate 5 - Marion County - 06/17/21

Further investigation reveals that Jeri Sherrod was likely hit by one or more vehicles that did not stop.  Cagle stopped at the scene and cooperated.

OSP is requesting anyone with information regarding this crash or that may have hit something in the road to contact the Oregon State Police Northern Command at 1-800-442-0776 refer to SP 21-164706 – Trooper Justin Lane.  

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On Thursday, June 17, 2021 at approximately 1:06 A.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a vehicle that struck a pedestrian on Interstate 5 near milepost 267.  

Preliminary investigating revealed a pedestrian, Jeri Sherrod (63) of Salem, was in the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 when they were struck by a Peterbilt semi-truck operated by Donald Cagle (57) of Lebanon. 

Dispatch centers had received numerous calls from motorists regarding a person in the northbound lanes before the collision. 

Sherrod sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.

OSP was assisted by Marion County Fire Department and ODOT. 

I-5 northbound was shutdown for approximately five hours.  

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