Deputies: Corvallis woman struck, killed while checking mail

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- An 89-year-old woman was struck and killed by a car, apparently while checking her mail south of Corvallis on Tuesday.

Deputies were called to the area of Fern Road and SW Airport Road in Benton County at about 12:45 p.m., and found Hannelore Zimmerman, 89, deceased at the scene.

Deputies say it appears Zimmerman was going to get her mail from her mailbox when she was struck by a vehicle being driven by Donna Bolt, 65, of Corvallis.

Authorities say the initial investigation suggests that alcohol was not a factor in the crash, and at this point, there is no known cause.

The Corvallis Police Department and OSP assisted in the crash investigation, and Philomath and Corvallis Fire Responded for medical assistance.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Benton County Sheriff's Office at 541-766-6858.