THE DALLES, Ore. -- Oregon State Police troopers are investigating Friday's serious injury pedestrian-involved crash in the westbound lanes of Interstate 84 in The Dalles.
The name of the injured pedestrian will be released Saturday.
According to Sergeant Les Kipper, at around 6:30 p.m., a Toyota van driven by 38-year-old Fadi Akoam from Richland was driving westbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 85 when an adult male tried to cross the freeway from the south side to the north side and was struck by the van.
The 25-year old male pedestrian was transported by LifeFlight to Oregon Health & Science University where he is in critical condition.
The van's driver, adult female passenger and three juvenile-age passengers were not injured. The van received major damage in the collision.
OSP troopers from The Dalles Area Command office are continuing the investigation.
OSP was assisted at the scene by The Dalles Police Department, Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue, and ODOT. The westbound lanes were closed two hours with a detour in place for traffic to travel through the area.
Monday, June 17 2013 1:49 PM EDT2013-06-17 17:49:03 GMT
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