Man in wheelchair struck, killed on Highway 99

MILWAUKIE, Ore. -- A man in a wheelchair was hit and killed by a pickup truck on Highway 99E near Milwaukie on Saturday night.

At about 8:15 p.m. on Saturday night, a 56-year-old man in a wheelchair started to cross the highway near Park Avenue in Milwaukee. A 1998 Chevy pickup truck, driving south, hit the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the truck, 36-year-old Leon M. Pantoja, of Milwaukie, was uninjured.

Police say the area where the pedestrian was attempting to cross is not well lit. In addition, the man was wearing dark clothing and was not crossing at a designated crosswalk.

The name of the man has not been released pending notification of family.


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