An 85-year-old Redmond woman was killed Tuesday night after police say she was hit by a pickup while trying to cross the road.
It happened just before 5:00 p.m. on SW Canal Blvd. just north of SW Odem Medo Road, Redmond Police said. That’s close to the Wilco and Grocery Outlet.
The woman, identified as Maria Socorro Nunez Rodriguez, was trying to cross two lanes when she was hit by a southbound Ford pickup driven by a Bend man, police said.
Nunez Rodriguez died at the scene. Police said the driver was not hurt, stayed at the scene and cooperated with investigators.
Redmond Police is reminding drivers to remain vigilant at night when it’s more difficult to see. They also advise pedestrians to wear light-colored or reflective clothing at night and to use marked and lighted crosswalks whenever possible.
“Yeah, I think clothing matters and all the time. I mean, I think you’ve seen it. You see runners and bikers out wearing reflective clothing, and whenever they wear that, it’s much easier to see them, especially at a distance,” Capt. Aaron Wells with Redmond Police said.
Canal Blvd. was closed for about three hours while Oregon State Police investigated.