The New Era - All about Sweet Home since 1929

By Scott Swanson
Of The New Era 

Family: ‘Transient’ an inaccurate description of accident victim


September 6, 2016

Photo by Scott Swanson BRYAN RANDOLPH, with his sister Peggy, shows a family photo of himself, wife Sarah and daughter Nekah. At left is Sarah, who died after she was struck by a car while walking on Highway 20.

The death of a 41-year-old woman on Highway 20, after she was struck by a car in the early morning hours of Aug. 6, has been a tragedy, family members say, but they’re also upset by the way she was described in reports of the incident.

Sarah Randolph died near milepost 25, west of Sweet Home after she was hit by a car driven by Brandon Smith, 24, of Lebanon, according to Oregon State Police records. According to OSP, Sweet Home Police officer responded to a report of a woman walking in a westbound lane of travel, and drivers narrowly avoiding her, at 1:20 a.m. When he arrived, he found R...

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