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Oklahoma man ID'd as victim of Sunday pedestrian fatal

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An Oklahoma man was identified by police as the pedestrian killed in a vehicle accident Sunday night on Highway 99W in north Corvallis.

John Edward McCrummen, 50, of Oklahoma, was struck and killed by a pickup truck just before 6 p.m., about a quarter of a mile south of Circle Boulevard, according to a press release from the Corvallis Police Department.

The release noted that the truck skidded off the east side of the highway and came to rest — upside down — at the bottom of an embankment. 

Driver Ronald Reed, 61, and passenger Marilyn Sanchez, 68, both of Albany, were pinned inside the truck for several minutes before being freed by rescuers from the Corvallis Fire Department. 

Reed and Sanchez were taken to Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, where they were treated and then released.

Lt. Cord Wood of the Corvallis police said McCrummen was crossing the highway when he was struck and killed.

"There doesn't appear to be any criminal activity in this," he said.

Wood added that Reed attempted to avoid the crash, and that McCrummen was crossing in the dark and rain when he was struck. He was was dressed in dark clothes and carrying a black, military-style duffle bag.

Wood said that if the accident had happened a week ago, when the ditch was filled with water, Reed and Sanchez might have drowned in their vehicle before help could arrive.

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