Vancouver man fatally struck by pickup in Gorge identified
Washington State Patrol has identified 20-year-old Tyler L. Gillespie of Vancouver as the man fatally struck by a pickup truck Saturday morning in the Columbia River Gorge.Gillespie was reportedly hit around 1:06 a.m. on state Highway 14, about three miles west of Skamania, according to an earlier statement from the state patrol.David L. Drott, 75, of Washougal, told investigators he had been driving west on the highway in his 2015 Ford F-250 when he saw an object in the roadway, around the time another vehicle passed going eastbound. He struck the object and pulled over to the shoulder.Another passerby who stopped to help then found a pedestrian had been hit. Gillespie died at the scene, the according to WSP. Drott was not injured.The crash was caused by a pedestrian in the roadway, according to the WSP. Drugs are alcohol were not involved in the crash, the statement said, and no charges were expected.