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Pasco man hit, killed on Kennewick highway

A Pasco man died after being hit by two vehicles early Sunday morning near Kennewick.

James M. McKiernan, 23, was walking in the right lane of eastbound Highway 240 near the Edison Street exit at 12:45 a.m. when he was hit.

The two drivers, Timothy J. Brooks, 31, of Richland, in a 1996 Pontiac Bonneville, and Michael Madrigal, 19, of Pasco, in a 2005 Chevrolet Colorado pickup, were not hurt, said the Washington State Patrol.

Not much is known about why McKiernan was in the roadway, said Roy McLean, Benton County deputy coroner. No other vehicles were found nearby.

An autopsy is not planned, he said.

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