Pedestrian Struck & Killed on 101 – Updated

A Tenino man died after being struck while walking on U.S. Highway 101 early Sunday morning.

The Washington State Patrol says the man, identified as 42-year-old Bayani I. Mari, was walking southbound on the fog line of 101 about 3:30 AM. Near the interchange with State Route 108, Mari was struck by a southbound 2012 Toyota Tundra pickup and he died at the scene.

Southbound 101 was closed for three hours. Traffic was detoured around the scene while troopers investigated.

The investigation continues.

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A Tenino man died after being struck while walking on U.S. Highway 101 early Sunday morning.

The Washington State Patrol says the 42-year-old man was walking southbound on the fogline of 101 about 3:30 AM. Near the interchange with State Route 108, the man was struck by a southbound 2012 Toyota Tundra pickup. He died at the scene. Southbound 101 was closed for three hours. Traffic was detoured around the scene while troopers investigated.

The name of the pedestrian has not been released pending notification of next of kin.

The investigation continues.

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