HERMISTON — Oregon State Police Sgt. Seth Cooney identified the man a car struck Wednesday afternoon north of Hermiston.
Victor De Diego Delmaral, 71, of Umatilla, tried to cross Highway 395 near Bensel Road when he stepped in front of a northbound Toyota sedan. The driver, Ralph Lortie of Stanfield, said he was almost stopped when the collision occurred.
Cooney said a nearby commercial truck with a video cam caught clear footage of the incident. Delmaral was crossing illegally, but Cooney said state police don’t plan on giving him a citation.
A helicopter ambulance flew Delmaral to Kadlec Regional Medical Center, Richland, Washington. Cooney also said he did not know Delmaral’s medical condition but confirmed he was alive.