Both of the pedestrians killed on Highway 273 in the past couple of weeks have been identified by the coroners office.
On August 18th at 5:25AM a man identified as 32-year-old David Allen Brown was walking along the shoulder of southbound Highway 273 north of Happy Valley Road when, for unknown reasons, he ran into the path of a Ford Fusion and was struck. Brown was then run over by a Kia and a Dodge Ram pickup.
On Tuesday night of last week at around 11:30PM a Buick sedan struck 52-year-old Lawrence Dean Alsenz.. He had been pushing a shopping cart in the middle of the southbound lanes of Highway 273 south of Wyndham Lane where the road is walled in as it descends beneath the railroad tracks. Alsenk became wedged beneath the car and dragged for a short distance.