UPDATE: Police identified the man who died in Salem as 48-year-old Richard Russell Dunsmore. They say he was a transient.
SALEM, Ore. – Investigators spent most of Monday evening collecting evidence on Lancaster Drive NE between Wolverine and Beverly after a minivan hit a man who was apparently lying in the street, Salem police said.
Police said the man, who was between 40 and 50 years old, was hit shortly after 7 p.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The unidentified man was wearing dark clothing and was lying in the roadway in a dark area of the street, police said.
They said the driver was not speeding and was not under the influence and stayed at the scene. An investigation into the man's death is under way.
Another man was killed in Hillsboro while crossing the Tualatin Valley Highway near Minter Bridge Road on Monday.
Police said the victim was wearing dark clothing and was not in a crosswalk. They also said the driver may have been speeding but did stay at the scene. That incident is also under investigation.
Anyone who may have seen the crash in Salem is encouraged to call Salem police at 503-588-6171.