A woman walking with her mother in Linn County was hit and killed by a car Wednesday night. It happened at about 8:55 p.m. on Kingston-Jordan Drive near Sandner Drive south of Stayton.
The Linn County Sheriff says an SUV was traveling south on Kingston-Jordan Drive, when it hit Teresa Marie Toepfer, 34, of Scio. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Officials say the driver, Joseph Gassner, tried to help the victim, immediately called police and is cooperating.
Investigators say alcohol does not appear to be a factor. No citations or arrests have been made. The crash remains under investigation.
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