- Associated Press - Monday, September 29, 2014

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (AP) - Oregon State Police say the Lane County medical examiner has determined that a Eugene man found dead on a road east of Cottage Grove had been lying on the roadway when he was hit by a vehicle.

Lt. Gregg Hastings says toxicology tests are pending.

The pedestrian found dead Saturday night on Shoreview Drive has been identified as 39-year-old Reuben James Orr.

Police initially believed the death was related to a hit-and-run driver.

On Sunday, a woman contacted police to say she was driving in the area Saturday night and thought she ran over a deer lying on the road. The victim was wearing dark clothing. Hastings says the woman is cooperating with investigators.

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