Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Salem Teen Killed in Hit and Run While Walking near Liberty and Lincoln SE

Liberty at Lincoln SE - three rather zoomy auto lanes,
one bike lane, an unmarked crosswalk only
This morning there are reports a person on foot 18-year old Alex C Armes was struck and killed in the 1600 block of Liberty St. SE.

This would be the third Salemite killed on foot this year.

Update 1, late afternoon

From the Salem Police:
Salem Police are currently investigating a fatal hit and run incident involving a pedestrian.

Officers were called to the 1600 block of Liberty St SE near the intersection of Lincoln St SE at approximately 3:15 this morning on a report of a subject laying in the street. Officers arrived to find a deceased subject who had been struck by an unknown vehicle. The Traffic Control Unit was dispatched to investigate the scene and process for evidence and the roadway was closed until approximately 8:30 am.

The name of the victim is being withheld at this time pending notification of next of kin.
Update 2, Thursday midday

From the PD:
The victim in this case has been identified as 18-year old Alex C Armes of Salem. His next of kin has been notified.
This post will be updated.


Salem Breakfast on Bikes said...

Updated with release from Salem PD

Salem Breakfast on Bikes said...

Updated with name of the deceased.

Salem Breakfast on Bikes said...

Crap. Here's another hit-and-run. From the paper:

"A 16-year-old skateboarder was hospitalized following a hit-and-run crash in Salem on Saturday night. The driver who fled the scene remains at large, police said.

The male teen was skateboarding near the 700 block of Hawthorne Avenue NE around 10:30 p.m. when he was hit by a car, said Lt. Dave Okada, a Salem police spokesman. The vehicle left the scene, and the teen was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.