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Pedestrian Identified in Serious Auto vs. Pedestrian Accident, also linked to structure fire
Updated Information: The pedestrian struck by a car last night at 9 p.m. was originally unidentified, as she remains in the Intensive Care Unit. She has now been identified as Tonya Kaylee Johnson, 51 years old. Johnson lives at 2300 E. Barnett Road, #50, which is the location of the structure fire this morning. We do not have an update on the condition of the six subjects transported to the hospital during the fire, which affected several apartments. Detectives are working closely with fire investigators, as the case remains under investigation. Previous Press Release: On 11/01/18 at about 9 pm, the Medford Police Department and the Medford Fire Department responded to the report of a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian on South Pacific Hwy, near the Grange Co-op at Lowery Lane. It was found that the pedestrian entered the roadway, crossing westbound and was struck by a vehicle in the far-right northbound lane of South Pacific Hwy. The pedestrian was rushed to a local hospital and is currently undergoing treatment for serious injuries related to the crash. The driver of the motor vehicle remained on scene and has cooperated with the investigation. South Pacific Hwy was shut down and diverted for about 3 hours while this scene was investigated. This incident is still being investigated by members of the Serious Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team (STAR Team) along with Medford Police Detectives. The identity of the pedestrian is unknown and the Medford Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance. Anyone with information about this accident or the identity of the pedestrian is asked to phone Emergency Communications of Southern Oregon at (541)770-4783. The pedestrian is described as: A white female about 50 years old of medium height and weight. She has red hair and multiple tattoos to include a tattoo on her right wrist of Garfield the cat and a tiger tattoo on her chest.