Pedestrian Struck and Killed by Oncoming Motorist on Interstate 84


A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle on Interstate 84 Sunday afternoon.

Around 4:37 p.m., the Oregon State Police responded to a vehicle-versus-pedestrian crash in the median of Interstate 84 in Umatilla County.

The preliminary investigation indicated an eastbound Ford Ranger rolled over in the median of I-84 near milepost 199. A westbound motorist stopped to render assistance to the occupants involved in the rollover crash and was walking in the median toward the rolled vehicle.

A 2016 Ford Explorer, operated by Lloyd Lawrence Barkley, 66, of Pendleton, was traveling westbound when the vehicle began to hydroplane on the wet road surface. The driver lost control of the Explorer and slid into the median where it struck and killed the pedestrian, Kenneth Dale Strong, 65, of Richland, Wash. Strong was pronounced dead at the scene.

OSP was assisted by the Pendleton Fire Department and the Oregon Department of Transportation.