Ambulance Strikes, Kills Man on Wash. Interstate

PATEROS — A man who walked into a highway was killed early Sunday morning when he was struck by a passing ambulance, according to the State Patrol.

Kevin M. Lang, 20, of Philadelphia, was pronounced dead at the scene along Highway 97 about one mile south of Pateros. Lang was walking south along the shoulder of the highway about 3:10 a.m. and the Lifeline ambulance was driving north, according to the report. The ambulance was not on an emergency call and did not have a patient on board, said State Patrol spokesman Darren Wright.

The ambulance moved to avoid Lang but Lang entered the highway and was struck in the northbound lane.

Driving the ambulance was Christopher G. Christiansen, 28, of Orondo, according to the report.

Reach Dee Riggs at 509-664-7147 or deeriggs@wenatcheeworld.com.

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