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Woman killed Friday night while crossing 99E near Gladstone

Astoria woman, 24, hit by vehicle driven by Milwaukie man
by: Oregon State Police Jolene A. Oxley of Astoria, 24, was killed late Friday night while attempting to cross Highway 99E near Gladstone. Oregon State Police officials closed one lane and the center median for about three hours after the accident.

An Astoria woman crossing Highway 99E on foot late Friday night was hit by a vehicle and killed.

Oregon State Police officials said Jolene A. Oxley, 24, was the last in a group of three people crossing the highway between S.E. Hull and S.E. Jennings avenues where there is no marked crosswalk and no overhead lights.

According to OSP Trooper Kimberly Long, Oxley was struck at about 11 p.m. Friday night by a 2006 Subaru driven by Robert L. Carstensen, 61, of Milwaukie, who immediately stopped. Oxley was pronounced dead at the scene after emergency responders arrived.

Neither the driver nor his female passenger were injured and have fully cooperated with the investigation, officials said. There is no evidence that alcohol or other impairment were contributing factors, they added.

The northbound lanes of Highway 99E and center median were closed for about three hours after the accident. Assistance was given by the Gladstone Fire Department, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office and Clackamas County Medical Examiner's Office, while ODOT officials handled traffic control.