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News Release
Pedestrian Fatality at Center ST NE and 12th ST NE - UPDATE - 06/12/19

Salem, Ore. — On June 11, 2019, at approximately 2:45 p.m. a pedestrian was fatally struck while crossing Center ST NEat 12th ST NE. The pedestrian, Marshall Leslie age 27 of Wilsonville, was in the crosswalk when he was struck by an eastbound Cadillac SUV that ran the red light at 12th ST NE. Leslie was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver of the Cadillac, Willie Dempsey age 35 of Salem, remained on scene and was eventually transported to Salem Health for an evaluation.

The initial investigation indicates Dempsey may have been experiencing a medical issue at the time of the collision.

This is an ongoing investigation, and as such no citations or arrests have been made.

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