Pedestrian hit while crossing the highway in darkness early Saturday morning.

by: COURTESY PHOTO - A woman died this morning near Molalla after being struck by a car.Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation into a Saturday morning fatal pedestrian-involved traffic crash that occurred along Highway 211 between Molalla and Woodburn.

One woman died after being struck by a vehicle. She has been identified as Amanda Alice Hocett, 36, of Beaverton.

At approximately 4:35 a.m., July 19, two women were walking eastbound on the eastbound shoulder of Highway 211 near Rock Creek Bridge between S. Barlow Road and S. Needy Road, according to information from OSP Sgt. Jason Lindland.

The two women decided to cross the highway in the darkness to walk on the westbound side. One of the women safely made it across, but the second woman was struck by a westbound passenger car driven by a man. The severely injured woman came to rest along the side of the roadway and was later pronounced dead at the scene by emergency responders.

The car's driver 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, police said.

OSP troopers from the Portland and Salem offices have been on scene investigating the crash. Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, Canby Police , Monitor Rural Fire Protection District #58, Clackamas County Medical Examiner and ODOT assisted.

The highway has been closed with a detour in place. Traffic updates can be found at

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