SALEM, OR (KPTV) - A pedestrian was hit and killed in Salem on Tuesday, according to police.
The crash involved an SUV and occurred at approximately 5:00 p.m. on Doaks Ferry Road Northwest near Hidden Valley Drive Northwest.
The pedestrian, identified as 66-year-old Selma Pierce, of Salem, was declared dead at the scene, according to law enforcement.
The 58-year-old man driving the involved Chevrolet SUV remained on scene after the crash and cooperated with investigators. He has not been arrested or cited, according to police.
Investigators said Wednesday that Pierce was walking with a family member when she stepped out into the road and was hit by the SUV.
The family member was not injured.
Selma's husband, Bud Pierce, posted to Facebook Tuesday night:
Selma Pierce, the glue of the pierce family, an angel of a person, the only woman that I have ever loved, died this evening in a sudden and tragic accident. We cannot believe that has left us, but we are comforted in the knowledge that she is with God, and we will see her again.
The case remains under investigation.
"Fatal traffic collisions are complex investigations and take time," explained Lieutenant Treven Upkes. "Reconstructions, diagrams and models must be created and analyzed before incident details can be determined and a case closed."
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