Fatal pedestrian crash on Hwy 97

Fatal crash scene photo in Klamath County provided by the Oergon State Police.

UPDATE (6:21 p.m.) -

At this time, no charges are expected to be filed against the driver in the crash, since authorities are not sure why Portland man, David Ralphs-Thomason, was in the roadway, according to Oregon State Police Captain Timothy Fox.

ORIGINAL (3 p.m.) -

Just after 11 o'clock Wednesday evening, Oregon State Police and emergency crews responded to a report of a pedestrian struck by a car on Highway 97 near Chemult in Klamath County.

Caleb Robichaud, 22, of Spokane, Washington, was driving northbound on Hwy 97 when his Hyundai Sonata hit a man, identified as David Ralphs-Thomason, 37, of Portland, who was in the northbound lane of travel, according to OSP.

Ralphs-Thomason sustained fatal injuries from the impact and was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency personnel.


This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.


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