3-27-17: MAN DIES AFTER ACCIDENT IN CENTRAL POINT.

A MAN HAS DIED, AFTER POLICE SAY HE RAN INTO TRAFFIC ON I-5 NEAR CENTRAL POINT FRIDAY NIGHT. OREGON STATE POLICE SAY IT HAPPENED AROUND 5:30. A FREIGHTLINER COLLIDED WITH A PEDESTRIAN IN THE SOUTHBOUND LANES, NEAR MILEPOST 33. TROOPERS SAY THE DRIVER DID NOT HAVE TIME TO STOP. HE’S NOT FACING ANY CHARGES, AND HAS BEEN COOPRATIVE WITH POLICE. THE PEDESTRIAN WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL, WHERE HE LATER DIED. HIS NAME HAS NOT YET BEEN RELEASED.