Pedestrian Hit on Highway 97 Near Chemult

Oregon State Police

Oregon State Police

On Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at approximately 11:10 P.M. Oregon State Police and emergency personnel responded to the report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle on Hwy 97 near milepost 204.

Investigation revealed that a Hyundai Sonata, operated by Caleb Robichaud (22) of Spokane, was northbound on Hwy 97 when it struck a pedestrian identified as, David Ralphs-Thomason (37) of Portland, who was in the northbound lane of travel.

Ralphs-Thomason sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

OSP was assisted by the Chemult Fire Department and Crescent Ambulance.

Press release provided from Oregon State Police.

Oregon State Police Badge.png