Police: Man hit, killed crossing Ferry St. Bridge

Police: Man hit, killed crossing Ferry St. Bridge

EUGENE, Ore. -- A man died after he was hit by a pickup truck while crossing the Ferry Street Bridge late Wednesday night, Eugene Police said.

Officers were called out to the crash at arrant 10:10 p.m. Wednesday after getting reports that a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle on the Ferry Street Bridge.

According to Eugene Police Spokeswoman Melinda Mclaughlin, police arrived to find 32-year-old Nicholas Asher Tendick had been hit by northbound Ford Ranger driven by Dallin Stewart, 19 of Vernal, Utah while trying to cross traffic on the Ferry Street Bridge.

Two trauma surgeons that happened to be in the area came to the crash scene and started treating Tendick at the scene. He was taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries, Mclaughlin said.

The northbound lanes of the bridge were closed until 4 a.m. Thursday while authorities investigated the crash.

Officials said Stewart was cooperative and crash investigators are looking into whether alcohol played a role in the crash.

Detectives are seeking information from any witnesses who were in the area around the time of the crash, or who have relevant information in the case. They are asked to call Officer Michael Klews at 541.682.5138.