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Beaverton woman fatally struck by vehicle on Highway 211

Driver cooperates with investigators, not considered at fault


Oregon State Police continue to investigate a Saturday morning traffic crash that killed a Beaverton woman who was walking along Highway 211 about five miles east of Woodburn.

Amanda Alice Hockett, 36, of Beaverton was pronounced dead at the scene after she was struck by a vehicle on Saturday, July 19, around 4:35 a.m.

Two adult women were walking eastbound on the shoulder of Highway 211 near Rock Creek Bridge between South Barlow Road and Needy Road. The two women apparently decided to cross the highway in the darkness to walk on the westbound side. One of the women safely made it across but Hockett, the second woman, was struck by a westbound 1982 Volvo four-door station wagon driven by St. Paul, Ore.-resident Abel Guzman Calderon, 20, said Sgt. Jason Lindland, an Oregon State Police spokesman.

The impact knocked Hockett to the shoulder with severe injuries.

Calderon remained at the scene and was not injured. He is cooperating fully with the investigation and there is no indication of fault on his part, Lindland said.

Troopers from the Portland and Salem State Police offices took part in the on-scene investigation of the crash. Personnel from Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Canby Police Department, Monitor Rural Fire Protection District #58, Clackamas County Medical Examiner and ODOT assisted.

The highway was closed until about 10 a.m.

Pedestrian-related safety tips and information is available on ODOT's Transportation Safety website at oregon.gov/ODOT/TS/pages/pedestrian.aspx.




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