- Associated Press - Sunday, April 16, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Oregon State Police are investigating a fatal crash that killed the wife of a state senator.

Oregon Public Broadcasting (https://bit.ly/2pmR1h1 ) reports that a semi-truck hauling a box trailer was unable to avoid 54-year-old Leta Baertschiger while she was out walking in the right lane of Interstate 5 near Grants Pass.

Baertschiger is the wife of Herman Baertschiger, a Republican state senator from southern Oregon.

State police are unsure why the woman was walking along the interstate.

Baertschiger is survived by her husband and two sons.


Information from: KOPB-FM, https://news.opb.org

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