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.
Hwy 26 EB from Jackson School Rd open again. @ORStatePolice continuing their investigation of the crash.Special thanks to @TVFR, @MetroWestAmb and North Plains Police for their top-notch assistance. pic.twitter.com/59QBsuxeFc— WCSO Oregon (@WCSOOregon) May 9, 2019
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