Lane County, Ore. – On Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at approximately 8:48 PM, Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian crash on Interstate 5 near milepost 191.
Preliminary investigation revealed a pedestrian, identified as Gale Rodgers (61) of Springfield, was struck by a southbound vehicle on Interstate 5. No vehicles associated with the incident were in the area upon arrival of first responders.
Rodgers sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased.
OSP is seeking public assistance with locating the vehicle involved in the crash, which will likely be a dark blue pickup truck with passenger side mirror damage. The appearance of the damage may be minimal. The vehicle continued southbound on Interstate 5 or exited towards Hwy 58.
Investigators are asking anyone with information that might be helpful to call the Oregon State Police at 1-800-442-2068 or *OSP (*677). Please reference OSP Case #SP22-026314.
(information from OSP)