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No charges for Aberdeen driver after hitchhiker killed on Highway 12

ROCHESTER, Wash. (AP) – The Washington State Patrol says a hitchhiker was killed Friday morning when he was hit by a commercial truck on Highway 12 near Rochester.
Trooper Guy Gill told us a car had stopped to offer the hitchhiker a ride when he stepped onto the highway and was hit by the truck. The State Patrol identified the pedestrian as 24-year-old Joseph A. Myer of Olympia.
The truck carrying a load of wood chips, driven by a 52 year old Aberdeen man, tried to avoid hitting Myer but could not.

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