Puyallup man walking on highway hit by truck, killed in Jefferson County

A 22-year-old Puyallup man was killed late Wednesday when a tractor-trailer truck hit him while he walked on U.S. Highway 101 in Jefferson County, the Washington State Patrol reported.

The incident occurred about 11:45 p.m. about a mile north of Brinnon.

Troopers said the man was walking in the northbound lane of the highway when the big rig hit him. The 57-year-old Shelton man driving the truck was not hurt.

Why the man was walking in the travel lane had not been determined Thursday morning.

Adam Lynn: 253-597-8644, @TNTAdam