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Sedro-Woolley man hit, killed on Interstate 5

January 29, 2019

A 45-year-old Sedro-Woolley man was killed late Saturday night after he was struck by a vehicle while walking next to traffic on Interstate 5.

Oly Stan Oberg was apparently walking north along the fog line of the southbound lanes of the highway near Bow Hill Road about 11:30 p.m., according to a new release from the State Patrol.

He was walking behind a vehicle that was stopped on the right shoulder of the highway, the release states.

Oberg was struck by a 2003 Subaru Forester driven by an 18-year-old Mount Vernon man in the right lane, the report states. Oberg came to rest in the left lane where he was then struck by three more vehicles, including a semi-truck.

A fifth and sixth vehicle struck debris from the other vehicles, the report states, and a seventh and eighth vehicle swerved into the median to avoid the collision.

The driver who first struck Oberg suffered minor injuries and was transported to Skagit Valley Hospital, the report states.

Oberg’s family was at the scene.

He is the second pedestrian to be struck in that area of I-5 in less than two weeks.

Michael J. Schuchart, 27, was was killed Jan. 15 after he was hit by a semi-truck while walking in a southbound lane of I-5 near George Hopper Road in Burlington.

Both incidents are under investigation.

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