Police ID victim, driver in fatal pedestrian involved crash

One person killed following an early morning crash in Medford. (KTVL/Stephanie Montano)

Medford Police are investigating a traffic accident that resulted in the death of a pedestrian.

It happened around 7:25 a.m. in the 500 block of South Central Ave. at 12th Street in Medford.

The victim was identified as 63-year-old Richard Bengston died on scene.

According to investigators Bengston was crossing the street when he was struck and killed by a white 2011 Honda CRV, traveling southbound on South Central Ave.

The 25-year-old driver from Central Point remained on scene and fully cooperated.

The driver has not been charged and investigators do not believe driver impairment contributed to the crash.

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