State patrol car strikes, kills man on I-5 at Mount Vernon

  • Wed Aug 15th, 2012 12:57pm
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Associated Press

MOUNT VERNON — A Washington State Patrol car struck and killed a pedestrian Tuesday night on an I-5 offramp at Mount Vernon.

The patrol says the trooper was exiting from I-5 at 9:45 p.m. when he hit the 26-year-old man who died at the scene.

Trooper Keith Leary told KOMO the trooper was shaken but not injured. He’s on leave for the investigation by the patrol and Mount Vernon police.

Leary called the death a tragic accident and said, “Our hearts go out to that family.”

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Information from: KOMO-TV, www.komotv.com/