Man struck by semi on I-5, police looking for driver

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. -- State police are asking for the public's help in finding the truck driver that struck and seriously injured a man walking along I-5 south of Roseburg.

Troopers say a man was walking on the southbound shoulder of Interstate 5 near milepost 116 between 2:00 and 3:00 am Thursday morning.

State police say the evidence at the scene indicated that a commercial truck pulling a trailer struck the man and then hit the center concrete barrier.

Authorities say the truck continued on southbound without stopping.

Officials had no description of the truck, but say it may have fresh damage to the driver's side left front corner and/or side.

The unidentified male pedestrian, believed to be transient, was transported by ground ambulance to Mercy Medical Center and then transferred by air ambulance to Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. The man had no identification and OSP is following up on leads to positively identify him.

OSP troopers from the Roseburg Area Command office were assisted at the scene by Douglas County Sheriff's Office and local EMS responders.

Anyone with information to help identify the involved vehicle and driver is asked to contact OSP Southern Command Center dispatch at 800-442-2068.