An Oregon woman was killed in a Salem car crash last week after winning the lottery just a few days earlier.
Shirley Randall, 59, of Gladstone, had turned in a winning Keno ticket at the Oregon Lottery office Nov. 22, the day she died. Police found the check for $10,632.88 in her purse.
Randall was hit and killed when a UniFirst delivery van, driving westbound on Mission Street SE, crashed into the driver's side of her Pontiac Firebird as she tried to turn from Airport Road SE onto Mission.
Officials said that Randall likely was headed home from the Oregon Lottery office, which is less than a mile from the crash site.
Randall won the money Nov. 19 at Pete's Place on State Street in downtown Salem, said Chuck Baumann, a spokesman for the Oregon Lottery. She selected seven numbers that popped up in a Keno game.
Salem police Sgt. Russ Morris said the check is in an evidence room at the police department and will be released to the executor of Randall's will.
The crash remains under investigation. Investigators' reconstruction revealed that Randall had a green light and the delivery van had a red light but that the van was not speeding.
The van's driver, David Sprenger of Battle Ground, Wash., has not been charged or cited, Morris said.
"We are waiting for a toxicology report to come back; then we'll talk to the district attorney about charges," Morris said.
Gary Sisson, a general manager for UniFirst in Portland, said that he couldn't comment on Sprenger's employment status.
"We are cooperating with police regarding the investigation," he said. "We are very saddened by the accident, and our thoughts go out to the family."