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Fatal auto-pedestrian accident near Elk

ELK, Wash. - Washington State Patrol has reported that 26-year-old Mathew Thayer of Elk died late last night when he was struck by a vehicle while standing in the southbound lane of State Route 2, near Eloika Lake.

32-year-old Patrick Wellman was driving southbound on SR 2, about two miles south of the Spokane/Pend Oreille County line when he hit Thayer, who was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The driver was not injured, and is not facing any charges. 

Authorities believe the victim may have been intoxicated. 


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