Issaquah man dies crossing highway in Central Washington

September 8, 2012

By Warren Kagarise

NEW — 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8, 2012

Police said a 42-year-old Issaquah man died after a tractor-trailer struck him as he walked across a Central Washington highway Friday.

Washington State Patrol investigators said William A. Hegstrom was crossing state Route 223 at Bailey Avenue in tiny Granger at about 9:05 p.m., when he failed to yield to oncoming traffic, and a southbound Kenwood tractor-trailer struck and killed him.

(Granger is about 30 miles southeast of Yakima in rural Yakima County.)

The tractor-trailer driver, 46-year-old Donald J. McShane, of Zillah, was not injured in the accident.

The state patrol said no charges will be filed in the incident. Investigators said drugs and alcohol were not involved.

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