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October 25, 2013 at 1:39 PM
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.
June 21, 2012 at 2:43 PM
The Associated Press
BILLINGS, Mont. — A Washington state man has been released after spending 13 days in jail following his arrest in a Montana hitchhiker shooting hoax.
Lloyd Christopher Danielson III was released Thursday after pleading guilty to driving under the influence.
The 52-year-old was arrested June 9 after 39-year-old Ray Dolin claimed he had been shot by a motorist while hitchhiking west of Glasgow. Authorities say Dolin later admitted he shot himself. Charges against him are pending.
City Judge Traci Harada in Poplar says she sentenced Danielson to 24 hours in jail and a $650 fine.
Danielson was given credit for time-served and $50 toward each day he spent in jail. That canceled out the fine.
Harada says the sentence was appropriate given the circumstances of the case.
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