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Victim in hit-and-run collision dies days later - 05/13/24

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                  

DATE: May 13, 2024


Victim in hit-and-run collision dies days later

Salem, Ore. — A Salem man injured in a hit-and-run collision last week has died.

At approximately 11:40 a.m. on May 5, emergency responders were called to the 4100 block of Rickey ST SE after a man crossing the street was struck by the driver of a vehicle who then fled the scene.

The crash investigation determined the pedestrian was attempting to cross Rickey ST approximately one block east of Lancaster DR when they were struck by a pick-up traveling westbound on the same street. The pick-up driver hit the pedestrian who was in the lane of travel.

The pedestrian, Randall Dale Wilson, age 75, was transported to Salem Health with injuries. He was later transported for further care to a Portland-area hospital where he passed away Wednesday night, May 8. 

Officers identified the pick-up driver and arrested him at his home later that Sunday afternoon. The driver, Ramiro Gabriel Herrera, age 63 of Keizer, was lodged on the charge of failure to perform the duties of a driver.

Given Herrera’s arrested status, all further questions regarding this case should be directed to the Marion County District Attorney’s Office.

The Salem Police Department has investigated 11 significant traffic collisions resulting in 11 fatalities this year.

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