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Pedestrian lying down on I-5 in Chehalis struck and killed by semi-truck Thursday morning 


A pedestrian who was reportedly lying on the roadway on northbound Interstate 5 in Chehalis was struck and killed by a semi-truck shortly before 1 a.m. on Thursday.

Law enforcement had not released the pedestrian’s name as of Thursday morning.

The pedestrian was reportedly on the ground in the left lane of northbound I-5 just south of milepost 78 when a semi-truck, driven by a 27-year-old man from British Columbia, struck them, according to Washington State Patrol. The semi-truck then pulled off to the right shoulder. The semi-truck driver and his passenger, a 34-year-old man from British Columbia, were uninjured.

Washington State Patrol troopers were dispatched to the crash just before 12:50 a.m, on Thursday, Sept. 14.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

The state patrol has determined no drugs or alcohol were involved.

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