Max Denning

An 80-year-old Enterprise woman is dead after she and a woman walking with her across West North Street were struck by a vehicle at approximately 5:30 p.m. Friday in Enterprise.

According to the Enterprise Police Department, Kathleen Kim and 40-year-old Molly Wells of Lostine were both hit by a vehicle driven by Charles Cannon, 54, of Flora, near Safeway. Both were taken to Wallowa Memorial Hospital via ambulance. Kim died due to the injuries she suffered. Wells was treated and later released.

Enterprise Police Chief Joel Fish said the department is leading an investigation into the accident, but no one has been charged with a crime.

“We don’t have all the information yet,” Fish said.

He said there were a number of witnesses to the event and the police have interviewed many of them.

Elizabeth Casebourn, a resident of Enterprise, did not see the actual accident but witnessed the immediate aftermath.

“Usually when it’s just a little fender bender, just one or two cops are there,” Casebourn said. “So we knew it wasn’t good when probably everybody who was on duty was there.”

She said she saw blood all over the sidewalk as well as two ambulances.

See complete story in Wednesday's Observer