January 16, 2021

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A retired dentist and former candidate for the Oregon House of Representatives died Tuesday, after she was struck by a car on a West Salem road.

Selma Pierce, 66, was struck near Doaks Ferry Road NW and Hidden Valley Drive NW, police said. Officers believe she was in the roadway when she was struck. The driver who struck her stayed at the scene and cooperated with investigators, police said.

Pierce was married to Bud Pierce, a Salem oncologist who announced his second bid for governor this week. Bud Pierce, 64, previously ran for governor against incumbent Kate Brown in 2016. Selma Pierce played an active role in her husband’s campaign, making appearances at campaign events across the state and managing his social media accounts.

Pierce released a statement through his campaign organization on Tuesday evening.

“Selma Pierce, the glue of the Pierce family, an angel of a person, the only woman that I have ever loved, died this evening in a sudden and tragic accident,” Pierce said. “We cannot believe that she has left us, but we are comforted in the knowledge that she is with God, and we will see her again.”

Selma Pierce was an active volunteer, and organized dental service clinics for people who couldn’t afford dental care, according to a 2018 article in The Oregonian/OregonLive.

She ran twice for a seat in the Oregon House, challenging incumbent Rep. Paul Evans, a Democrat from Monmouth in both 2018 and 2020. Evans won both races.

House Republican Leader Christine Drazan, from Canby, said Pierce’s loss would be felt deeply throughout the community.

“Selma dedicated her life to serving people. She touched the lives of thousands through volunteer dental work to at-risk populations, service on local education foundations, and her and her husband Bud’s generous support of countless community organizations.”

—Jayati Ramakrishnan; 503-221-4320; [email protected]; @JRamakrishnanOR

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A 71-year-old woman was struck and killed by a vehicle early Tuesday while walking with her husband in Monmouth County, officials said.

Marlene Liptak was hit by a Ford Explorer when the driver swerved to avoid hitting her husband on Route 35, at Cliffwood Avenue, in Aberdeen, according to Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office spokesman Chris Swendeman. The driver had a green light and was headed northbound in the left lane when the collision occurred around 6 a.m.

The motorist saw Liptak’s husband walking in the crosswalk while carrying a dog and steered right to avoid hitting the man directly in front of the vehicle, the spokesman said.

Liptak, of Cliffwood Beach, died at the scene of the collision. The driver was not hurt and no charges have been filed, the spokesman said.

Anyone who witnessed the incident was asked to call prosecutor’s office Detective Kristian DeVito at 800-533-7443 or contact Aberdeen Police Patrolman John Zeller at 732-566-2054.

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Friday, Nov. 27, 2020 | 7:35 p.m.

A hit-and-run suspect who himself was struck by a vehicle as he fled Metro Police custody on foot earlier this month died on Thursday, officials said.

Metro said on Friday that the man perished at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center and that its Force Investigation Team, which also probes in-custody deaths, was involved in the subsequent investigation.

On the morning of Nov. 16, Metro officers responded to a hit-and-run crash near Spring Mountain Road and Valley View Boulevard, police said.

Officers received information that a vehicle matching the one the suspect fled in was spotted nearby and pulled it over.

While the officers were talking to the man, he slipped out of handcuffs and took off running, police said. He jumped over the Desert Inn Super Arterial and was “immediately struck” by a vehicle heading west on the road, police said.

He was hospitalized in serious condition. His name and cause and manner of death will be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office.

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A 49-year-old Schaumburg man was hospitalized with serious injuries after he was struck by a vehicle Saturday while pushing a disabled vehicle from a roadway in Hoffman Estates, police said.

Police said the man was in stable condition Sunday at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

 

The crash occurred at 6:27 p.m. Saturday at Barrington and Bode roads, police said. It remains under investigation by the Hoffman Estates Police Department’s traffic division and the Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction (STAR) Team.

Police said neither alcohol or drugs appear to have contributed to the crash.

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

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Two young girls and two adults who were inside a car that was shot multiple times Thursday evening in Randolph were miraculously not struck by any of the bullets and were left without any major injuries, police said.

Officers responded to several reports of shots fired near Perly Evans Drive and Hemlock Terrace shortly after 7:20 p.m. and found numerous bullet shell casings when arriving at the scene, according to a statement from Randolph Police Chief William Pace.

The car that was shot was located at 11 Highland Ave. The vehicle suffered significant ballistic damage, including at least three shots to the windshield and engine damage due to gunfire, the statement said.

After investigating, police discovered the four individuals who were inside the car at the time of the shooting, according to the statement.

The driver, a 36-year-old woman, suffered minor injuries from glass and was taken by ambulance to an area hospital, according to authorities.

Also in the car during the shooting was a 33-year-old man and two children, girls ages 3 and 5 years old, officials said.

Nobody was shot, and no other injuries were reported, according to police.

The shooting is being actively investigated by Randolph police, who are being helped by Braintree and Boston police, authorities said.

Anyone with information about the shooting has been urged to call the Randolph Police Department at (781) 963-1212.

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A 47-year-old Rhode Island man who ran from a truck after getting into an altercation with the driver was struck and killed by a vehicle Saturday in Swansea.

Just before 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Massachusetts State Police troopers responded to a report that a pedestrian had been struck by a truck on Interstate 195 in Swansea.

“Preliminary investigation by responding troopers indicates that a 47-year-old Pawtucket, R.I., man, who was a passenger in a 2003 Dodge Ram, became involved in an altercation with the driver,” state police said.

The truck was being driven by a 51-year-old Providence man and heading westbound on I-195, state police said.

The driver pulled into the westbound breakdown lane and the passenger got it.

“The passenger then ran across all three westbound lanes and onto the eastbound side, where he was struck by a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado pickup operated by a 21-year-old Lincoln, R.I., man,” authorities said.

Troopers found the victim in the road and performed CPR. He died at the scene.

Both drivers remained at the scene following the crash. The Ram had an additional passenger, a 33-year-old Providence man. There were no other injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

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Investigators say a 4-year-old boy struck and killed by a pickup truck Thursday afternoon was riding his bicycle when he was hit.>> Download the FREE WMUR appA memorial now marks the area on Flaherty Lane, where the boy was struck.Manchester police said a 39-year-old man driving a pickup truck took a right turn into an alley and collided with the child.Neighbors told WMUR that children often play outside and ride bikes in that area.Police are still looking into exactly how the incident happened and said there are still a lot of unknowns.“This is a tragedy. I mean, this is a 4-year-old child. When anybody is injured, or in this case killed in an accident like this, our hearts go out to the families. But a child, it really tugs at the heartstrings of everybody here in the city and beyond,” Heather Hamel, of the Manchester Police Department said.Police said the driver remained on scene and is cooperating.No charges have been filed, but the incident remains under investigation.

Investigators say a 4-year-old boy struck and killed by a pickup truck Thursday afternoon was riding his bicycle when he was hit.

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A memorial now marks the area on Flaherty Lane, where the boy was struck.

Manchester police said a 39-year-old man driving a pickup truck took a right turn into an alley and collided with the child.

Neighbors told WMUR that children often play outside and ride bikes in that area.

Police are still looking into exactly how the incident happened and said there are still a lot of unknowns.

“This is a tragedy. I mean, this is a 4-year-old child. When anybody is injured, or in this case killed in an accident like this, our hearts go out to the families. But a child, it really tugs at the heartstrings of everybody here in the city and beyond,” Heather Hamel, of the Manchester Police Department said.

Police said the driver remained on scene and is cooperating.

No charges have been filed, but the incident remains under investigation.

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An Arlington Heights man is dead after a Metra train struck his vehicle Thursday afternoon west of downtown Arlington Heights, officials said.

The inbound train struck the Mercedes sedan just after 2 p.m. where the tracks intersect with Euclid Avenue, according to Metra spokeswoman Katie Dahlstrom. The train pushed the vehicle until stopping near the intersection with Ridge Avenue, she said.

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

 

The Cook County medical examiner’s office on Thursday evening identified the driver as Leonard Jennings Hauskey, 86.

No one else was in the car, Dahlstrom said.

Metra police were leading the investigation, with support from Arlington Heights police, who managed traffic control near the scene. Arlington Heights and Rolling Meadows firefighters also were dispatched to the crash with entrapment.

At least 40 passengers were onboard Train No. 6444, headed to downtown Chicago on the Union Pacific Northwest Line. Among them were sisters

Maddison and MacKenzie Miller of Denver, Colorado, who were sitting in one of the middle train cars when the conductor sounded the horn and hit the brakes, causing passengers to lunge forward.

“When he was blowing the horn and then we felt that impact, I knew something wasn’t right,” Maddison said.

The train was scheduled to stop at the Arlington Heights station at 2:09 p.m. and arrive at the Ogilvie Transportation Center at 3 p.m. The train was stopped during the crash investigation, but by 4 p.m., inbound and outbound trains were cleared to proceed through the area at restricted speeds, officials said. Those trains operated with extensive delays throughout the afternoon.

Northwest Highway was closed between Euclid and Chestnut avenues during the investigation.

• Daily Herald staff photographers Joe Lewnard and Mark Welsh contributed to this report.

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

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WYOMING, MI – A man died early Thursday, Nov. 12, when he was struck by a car on Burlingame Avenue SW.



a police car parked in a parking lot: Wyoming police are investigating the death of a 45-year-old man who was struck by a car early Wednesday, Nov. 12.


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Wyoming police are investigating the death of a 45-year-old man who was struck by a car early Wednesday, Nov. 12.

Early investigation showed that the victim, Michael Paul Vela, 45, of Wyoming, had been in an argument with the driver, Wyoming police said.

The driver stayed at the scene.

The crash happened around 3:30 a.m. in the 1700 block of Burlingame, south of Chicago Drive. Vela was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives continue to investigate circumstances surrounding the death “but the initial investigation indicates that the driver of the vehicle and Mr. Vela had been in an argument prior to Mr. Vela being hit by the vehicle,” Lt. Eric Wiler said in a statement.

No charges have been filed, police said.

Police asked anyone with information to call investigators at 616-530-7300 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345.

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One person is dead after a Metra train struck a vehicle Thursday afternoon west of downtown Arlington Heights, officials said.

The inbound train struck the sedan just after 2 p.m. where the tracks intersect with Euclid Avenue, according to Metra spokeswoman Katie Dahlstrom. The train dragged the vehicle until stopping near the intersection with Walnut Avenue, she said.

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

 

The identity of the driver wasn’t immediately released.

Train No. 6444, headed to downtown Chicago on the Union Pacific Northwest Line, was scheduled to stop at the Arlington Heights station at 2:09 p.m. and arrive at the Ogilvie Transportation Center at 3 p.m.

The train was stopped during the crash investigation, but by 4 p.m., inbound and outbound trains were cleared to proceed through the area at restricted speeds, officials said. Those trains operated with extensive delays throughout the afternoon.

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

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