(Update: Police release name more details)
Say he had been in Bend for about two months
BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) – Bend police on Wednesday released the name of a 23-year-old pedestrian from Arizona who was struck by two vehicles and killed Monday night as he crossed Northeast Third Street.
Derek Reed of Chino Valley, Arizona, had been in the area for a couple of months, Sgt. Tim Guest said after his family was contacted on Tuesday.
Reed was struck by a car and a motor home around 9:20 p.m. Monday in the northbound lanes of Third Street, also known as Business Highway 97 and U.S. Highway 20, as he crossed from east to west near the intersection with Mervin Sampels Road, Guest said.
Night had just fallen, it had been raining and the area is unlit, without a marked crosswalk, Guest said, adding that the man was wearing dark clothing when he was struck. ODOT has been in planning in recent years for a traffic signal and crosswalk at the location.
Both drivers stopped at the scene and are cooperating in the investigation, Guest said. While the fatal crash occurred near the Bethlehem Inn, Reed was not staying at the shelter, the sergeant added.
The crash investigation closed the road for about 3 1/2 hours, with detours in place until it reopened just after 1 a.m., ODOT said.