On Saturday August 13, 2022, at about 9:30 PM, Oregon State Police (OSP) Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian crash on South Sixth Street near Hope Street in Klamath Falls.

Preliminary investigation revealed that, an adult male pedestrian, walked out into the roadway and stopped in the middle of the travel lane facing westbound traffic. A westbound Toyota pickup, operated by James Richardson-Lawson, age 38, from Klamath Falls, collided with the pedestrian.

The pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the scene by emergency personnel.  Richardson-Lawson was uninjured and cooperated with investigators at the scene.

The name of the pedestrian is being withheld pending next of kin notification.

OSP was assisted by Klamath County Sheriff’s Office and ODOT.

A short time before this crash there was an additional vehicle versus pedestrian crash in the 2700 block of Hope Street as well. That case also remains under investigation but it appears the person struck did not have serious injuries.

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