Lincoln City Police report that a young woman who was hit by a car early Sunday evening near the Inn at Wecoma has died of her injuries. Police say Jennifer Ellis was hit as she was walking across Highway 101 on a long diagonal intersection east of the hotel. Driver of the car, a man from Otis, said he never saw the woman, who was walking on the highway in a dark stretch of road, far from any streetlight and wearing dark clothing. She was rushed to a trauma center in Portland but died a short time later.
Police say it’s doubtful any charges will be filed against the driver based on the circumstances of the accident in that it was dark, little ambient light and what Ellis was wearing.