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Man killed by truck while walking on SR 512

A truck that hit a pedestrian on state Route 512 in Puyallup.
A truck that hit a pedestrian on state Route 512 in Puyallup. Courtesy

A 21-year-old man was fatally struck by a pickup truck early Friday as he walked along state Route 512 in Puyallup, according to the State Patrol.

Pierce County medical examiners identified the man as 21-year-old Daniel Johnson of Seattle.

Troopers said Johnson was walking in the eastbound lane near Canyon Road East when the truck hit him just before 4 a.m. It’s unclear why the pedestrian was in the road.

At least one driver called 911 to report Johnson was in the road before he was struck by a passing truck.

The driver of the truck that hit Johnson immediately stopped and is cooperating with investigators.

One lane of SR 512 was shut for several hours while troopers processed the scene. It reopened at 7:20 a.m.

Staff writer Kenny Ocker contributed to this report.

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