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Wapato Man Hit, Killed While Laying in Road

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TOPPENISH, Wash. -- A Wapato man was hit by a car and killed Friday morning on Fort Road in Toppenish.

The accident happened at about 3:30 a.m.  State Troopers say James Richard Starr Jr., 43, was laying in the road when he was run over by a car being driven by Kari Lynn Slome, 19, of Wapato.

Troopers say they believe Starr was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

The location of this accident is within three miles of the location of an accident that occurred on Tuesday morning, when a woman attempting to cross SR-97 was hit and killed by a semi-truck.

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