Driver strikes pedestrian, commits suicide
March 20, 2019
A Sweet Home man committed suicide after striking and critically injuring a Sweet Home woman with his vehicle Friday evening.
Police and medics found 77-year-old Lon Salladay dead at the scene. Medics transported 45-year-old Katrina Hadland to Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital, where she was transferred to Oregon Health Sciences University by air ambulance.
Police responded to a report of the crash on the north side of the intersection of 22nd and Main streets at 7:49 p.m., said Police Chief Jeff Lynn. Medics, including one who was off duty, also responded and rendered aid to Hadland,...