Pedestrian killed on Hwy. 97 south of Oroville

OROVILLE – A pedestrian was struck and fatally wounded the evening of Monday, Nov. 9, around 7:30 p.m. when he walked onto Highway 97 and was struck by a southbound car.

According to the Washington State Patrol, a 48-year-old man was struck by a vehicle about five miles south of Oroville, near Milepost 326. The man entered the highway and was hit by Garfield S. Sandoval, 51, Okanogan, who was traveling southbound on SR97 in a 2002 Kia Sedona.

The man was dead at the scene, according to WSP Trooper T. House, who responded to the accident. Trooper House said the cause of the accident was the pedestrian’s “failure to yield the right of way.” No charges are being filed in the incident.

Sandoval was not injured, but his vehicle was damaged and towed by Thompson Bees.

The name of the dead man was being held pending notification of next of kin.