- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 27, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Oregon State Police say preliminary figures show two pedestrians were struck and killed over the Memorial Day weekend.

The police said Memorial Day weekends in Oregon average six fatalities, and last year seven people died.

Since 1970, there have been four years in which two people have died in highway fatalities over the weekend. It’s never been fewer than two.

This year, a 35-year old man was fatally struck by a car Friday on Highway 217 in Beaverton after he was reported to have tried to jump in front of traffic several times.

On Saturday, an 80-year old man who wasn’t using a crosswalk as he crossed River Road in Eugene was struck by a pickup truck and killed.

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