Hwy 26 Ped Struck

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HILLSBORO, OR (KPTV) - A 69-year-old man was critically injured after walking in front of a semi on Highway 26 near Hillsboro on Thursday.

Emergency crews responded to the scene near Jackson School Road in the eastbound lanes of the highway at 11:15 a.m.

Investigators said the driver of a semi collided with a pedestrian.

The 69-year-old man from Hillsboro sustained critical injuries and remained in the hospital Thursday night. An Oregon State Police spokesperson initially said the man had died, before later issuing a correction.

Investigators believe the man intentionally walked into the path of the oncoming semi.

The 39-year-old truck driver from Stockbridge, Georgia was not injured and is cooperating with investigators.

The highway was closed with detours for several hours.

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