Semi strikes pedestrian south of Quincy

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A semi-truck struck a pedestrian on Highway 281 southbound just outside of Quincy Thursday afternoon, temporarily closing the highway in both directions.

The pedestrian is an adult Hispanic male who sustained injuries and was taken to Quincy Valley Hospital. The victim was then transported by air ambulance to an unknown location. The hospital declined to comment on the patient’s condition. The truck driver was uninjured.

Both the pedestrian and the truck were traveling southbound on state Route 281. Police officials said that dash cam video showed the pedestrian walked into the path of the truck and was hit.

The incident is still under investigation. The Quincy Police Department is being assisted by the Washington State Patrol Commercial Vehicles Division.

-Staff Report

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