German bicyclist struck and killed in Walla Walla

  • Wed Jun 11th, 2014 1:08pm
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Associated Press

WALLA WALLA — A 70-year-old German on a bike tour across the United States was struck by a pickup truck and killed in Walla Walla.

Police say Horst-Peter Rothar was in a marked crosswalk Monday evening when he was hit by the driver making a turn.

The Union-Bulletin reports the driver may have been blinded by the setting sun.

Walla Walla County Coroner Richard Greenwood say Rothar died at a hospital from trauma to his head and body.