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April 17, 2014 at 10:12 PM

Pedestrian hit by car and killed in Puyallup

UPDATE, 11:45 p.m. | An Olympia resident driving a 2002 Lexus was arrested on suspicion of vehicular homicide for failing to stop for a red light and then hitting a man who was crossing the street, according to the Puyallup Police Department.

The 64-year-old driver was believed to be driving under the influence of drugs at the time of the collision, police said. He will be booked into the Pierce County Jail.

ORIGINAL POST | Police in Puyallup say a car-dealership employee who was crossing a street in a crosswalk was struck and killed by a car that also jumped a curb, hit a sign and struck several vehicles in the dealership’s parking lot.

Witnesses told police the driver ran a red light Thursday evening.

Police say the car kept traveling for at least 50 feet with the injured man on the hood.

Police spokesman Scott Engle says the driver, identified only as a man in his 60s, was taken to a hospital but did not appear seriously injured.

The pedestrian was not immediately identified.

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