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Police: Oregon man crashes into gas pump, killed by car nearby

OREGON CITY, Ore. (KOIN) - Authorities said a man was killed after being struck by a car on Highway 213 Monday morning — shortly after he crashed his car into a gas station, which started a fire.

Clackamas County officials said a fire was sparked at a Chevron gas station on Hwy 213 and Clackamas River Drive after a car crashed into a pump around 4 a.m. 

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Micah Shelton with Clackamas Fire told KOIN 6 News, "[The car] crashed through two pumps at the Chevron, one pump was fully engulfed, the car was fully engulfed."

Crews were able to quickly shut the pump down and extinguished the fire. But before Oregon City police arrived at the scene, they responded to a call that a pedestrian was hit right next to the gas station in the northbound side of Hwy 213.

The 37-year-old driver who crashed into the pump was later confirmed to be the same person who was struck and killed. 

"We found that the driver from the accident at the gas pumps actually was the subject who was hit on the highway," Matthew Paschall, the PIO with Oregon City police, said.

The driver of the car that struck the man stayed on scene and cooperated with investigators.

While it's unclear what led up to either crash, officials are looking at the store's surveillance video and also talked to a witness who saw the entire incident.

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