A man fatally hit by a 15-foot truck Friday while walking on a sidewalk in Tacoma has been identified as Wesley Lawrence Beatty.
Beatty, 35, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said the 65-year-old driver likely fell asleep behind the wheel, and the truck drifted off the road in the 400 block of South Tacoma Way, drove through a fence and pinned Beatty.
Drugs or alcohol are not believed to be involved, police said.
The accident, which happened about 10:45 a.m., closed South Tacoma Way between South C and M streets for more than four hours.
The driver was not cited or arrested.
The case will be forwarded to the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office for review.
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