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Pedestrian hit by Pasco driver

PASCO — An unknown pedestrian was struck by a car on Interstate 182 at about 3:53 a.m. today.

The pedestrian, whom Washington State Patrol troopers are still trying to identify, was struck near Milepost 8, a patrol report said.

The pedestrian attempted to cross the interstate and was struck by a 2017 Cadillac XT5, driven by George J. Dvorak, 58, of Pasco, who was not injured, the patrol said, noting Dvorak called 911 to notify dispatchers of the early morning incident.

Troopers said Dvorak was wearing a seatbelt and that neither drugs nor alcohol was a factor.

The incident remains under investigation and charges may be pending, the patrol reported.


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