- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 11, 2014

WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) - A 70-year-old German on a bike tour across the United States was struck by a pickup truck and killed in Walla Walla.

Police say Horst-Peter Rothar was in a marked crosswalk Monday evening when he was hit by the driver making a turn.

The Union-Bulletin reports (https://bit.ly/1u6YV5E) the driver may have been blinded by the setting sun.

Walla Walla County Coroner Richard Greenwood say Rothar died at a hospital from trauma to his head and body.

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Information from: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, https://www.union-bulletin.com

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