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Crash kills pedestrian, closes Fones road Tuesday morning

Scene of fatal pedestrian accident in Olympia

A man was killed about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, after he was struck by a car on Fones Road at the Woodland Trail crossing.
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A man was killed about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, after he was struck by a car on Fones Road at the Woodland Trail crossing.

A pedestrian was struck by a car and killed Tuesday morning at Fones Road in Olympia between Pacific Avenue and 18th Avenue Southeast. The road was closed for about four hours while police investigated the fatality.

About 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, an elderly man was hit by a northbound vehicle on Fones Road at the Woodland Trail crossing and died at the scene, Lt. Paul Lower said.

The male driver remained at the scene, Lower said. The driver showed no signs that he was impaired.

Police were trying to determine whether the victim was crossing the road or standing in the road at the time of the crash, Lower said.

This is the second pedestrian killed in Thurston County in as many days. On Monday night, a man was hit and killed on Littlerock Road while getting his mail, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.

Dark and rainy conditions may have been factors in both crashes.

In this kind of weather, drivers need to slow down and be extra cautious, and pedestrians, if outdoors, need to wear bright or reflective clothing, Lower said.

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