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October 25, 2013 at 1:39 PM

Hitchhiker killed by truck near Rochester

ROCHESTER, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Patrol says a hitchhiker was killed Friday morning when he was hit by a semi-truck on Highway 12 near Rochester.

Trooper Guy Gill told KOMO a car had stopped to offer the hitchhiker a ride when he stepped onto the highway and was hit by the truck.

The truck carrying a load of wood chips tried to avoid hitting the man but could not.

Rochester is in Thurston County, southwest of Olympia and just west of I-5.

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