Forest Grove, OR -

Authorities in Forest Grove say a man in a wheelchair has been struck and killed by a car along a busy stretch of the Tualatin Valley Highway where others have died before.

Fire Capt. Joe Smith, a 17-year department veteran, told The Oregonian of three other deaths in the three-block stretch, including another involving a person in a wheelchair.

He says the circumstances were similar in all the cases: A person in dark clothing trying to cross the road in the dark, outside a marked crossing area.

The man killed Monday was trying to cross westbound lanes about 6 a.m.