WAPATO — A Wapato man, 46, has died on the scene in the early hours of March 1 after being struck by a semi tractor-trailer.

Washington State Patrol Officer David Munoz reported that Juan Nunez, 53, was driving with two passengers, Alicia Nunez, 53, and a minor, 12. They were traveling southbound on State Route 97 in a semi tractor-trailer truck when Nunez collided with a pedestrian.

Lemero W. Colfax was walking in the southbound lanes of the route near Frontage Road at around 1:40 a.m. when he was hit.

He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Nunez and his passengers were uninjured.

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