A pedestrian was struck by a car and killed early Tuesday morning while crossing Interstate 84 near Stanfield.
According to the Oregon State Police, Rosialy Carmia Tiffany, 49, of Kennewick, was crossing the travel lanes of I-84 near milepost 189 when she was hit by a 2006 Volvo station wagon driven by James Braxton Creel, 41, of Portland.
The OSP said Tiffany left her vehicle for an unknown reason just before 5 a.m., attempted to cross the freeway on foot and was struck while in the fast lane. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The freeway was closed down and traffic had to be routed through the town of Echo for about four and a half hours during the investigation.
Creel was not injured in the incident. Alcohol, by Tiffany, is being considered a contributing factor in the accident.