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Pedestrian killed near Grants Pass

A man has been killed after he was struck by multiple vehicles walking along Highway 199 near Grants Pass this morning.

About 8:30 a.m. Thursday, a driver in a 2010 Volkswagen Jetta sedan hit the man while he was in the center of the vehicle lane along Highway 199 near milepost 5, just south of Grants Pass, according to a release issued by Oregon State Police.

The driver, identified at Brianna Wakefield of Crescent City, California, attempted to swerve out of the way, according to police, and was uninjured in the crash. Several other vehicles struck the pedestrian afterward.

The crash closed Highway 199 for a period of 3½ hours while OSP troopers investigated the scene. The agency is still working to identify the victim in order to notify next of kin.