Oregon StatePolice (OSP) troopers are continuing the investigation into Wednesday afternoon's fatal pedestrian-involved traffic crash that resulted in the death of a 61-year old pedestrian, Connie Marie Peterman from Kirkland, Washington.
According to Sergeant Andrew Merila, on February 27, 2013 at approximately 1:15 p.m., a 2013 Dodge Challenger driven by Jeffrey Jay Schwietert, 29, from Cannon Beach, was northbound on Highway 101 near milepost 34 when a female reportedly walking along the northbound shoulder jumped into the traffic lane and was struck by the car.
Peterman, the pedestrian, was declared deceased at the scene. She had been staying with an area relative. Schwietert was not injured.
Oregon State Police troopers from the Astoria Area Command office are continuing the investigation. With the assistance of the Clatsop County Medical Examiner, the woman was identified and next of kin notified. OSP was assisted at the scene by Clatsop County Sheriff's Office, Cannon Beach Police Department, Cannon Beach Fire & Rescue, Medix Ambulance, and ODOT.
Highway 101 was closed about 90 minutes before one lane was open for traffic. All lanes were open about 30 minutes later.