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Man struck, killed while walking on Interstate 5

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AURORA, OR (KPTV) -

Oregon State Police are continuing the investigation into Sunday night's deadly crash on Interstate 5 south of Aurora.

Investigators said an OSP trooper was dispatched to a reported domestic assault near the Interstate 5 southbound Baldock rest area south of Wilsonville just before 9 p.m. Sunday.

The victim reported the incident from Woodburn, where she drove after leaving her husband at the rest area following the alleged assault. A second trooper was sent to contact the woman in Woodburn while the other trooper tried to find her husband in the rest area.

Upon arriving at the scene, the trooper learned that a man was seen running after a car leaving southbound from the rest area about 30 minutes earlier.

During this time, OSP also began receiving numerous calls that a man was walking in and out of the Interstate 5 southbound traffic lanes south of the rest area.

While troopers were checking between the rest area and Woodburn, a report was received at that a person was struck by a vehicle on Interstate 5 near milepost 277.

Troopers then found a car stopped in the right southbound lane of the freeway with hazard lights on and contacted its driver, 51-year-old Patricia Yelsa, from Corvallis. Yelsa told police she struck a man in the traffic lane.

Troopers checked along the freeway and found 48-year-old Troy Tribby of Ashland on the edge of the freeway.

Tribby, who also previously lived in the Redmond area, was the person sought regarding the earlier alleged domestic assault complaint.

Yelsa was not injured and was able to drive her car from the scene after cooperating with investigating troopers.

An investigation into the incident, lead by OSP Trooper Kyle Olson of the Salem Area Command office, is continuing.

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