Pedestrian killed on Highway 53 near WA state line



RATHDRUM, Idaho (AP) — Idaho State Police say a man walking on Highway 53 west of Rathdrum was struck and killed near the Washington state line.

The ISP says it received reports at about 9 p.m. Thursday that a man was acting erratically and walking and standing in the middle of the highway.

Officers who responded found that 33-year-old Jared M. Pope of Spokane, Wash., had been struck by a pickup truck and killed.

KHQ reports ( ) the driver stopped and called police.

The ISP is still investigating.