Hitchhiker killed by truck near Rochester, Wash.October 25, 2013 @ 5:45 pm
ROCHESTER, Wash. (AP) - The Washington State Patrol says a hitchhiker was killed Friday morning when he was hit by a commercial truck on Highway 12 near Rochester.
Trooper Guy Gill told KOMO ( http://bit.ly/17jDDua) a car had stopped to offer the hitchhiker a ride when he stepped onto the highway and was hit by the truck.
The State Patrol later identified the pedestrian as 24-year-old Joseph A. Myer of Olympia.
The truck carrying a load of wood chips tried to avoid hitting the man but could not.
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