By News-Register staff • 

McMinnville resident struck and killed by car on Highway 99W


A 33-year-old McMinnville man was struck and killed by a car about 4:30 a.m. Sunday two miles north of McMinnville on Highway 99W. The Oregon State Police identified him as Raul Antonio Medina Martinez.

He was standing in the middle of the right (slow) southbound lane facing northbound when he was hit, according to trooper Dan Davis.

Lee E. Zill, 78, of Dayton, was driving a 2006 Infiniti sedan when he came upon Martinez. Zill, who attempted to avoid him, was uninjured and is cooperating with the investigation.

The area where the victim was struck was unlit and he was wearing dark clothing.

Southbound lanes were closed for more than three hours while the Yamhill County Multi-Agency Traffic Team investigated the incident. An Oregon Department of Transportation crew helped divert traffic.