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Pedestrian killed Monday identified as 76-year-old Vancouver man

By , Columbian Assistant Metro Editor

The Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office identified a 76-year-old Vancouver man as the pedestrian who was struck and killed Monday in a crosswalk near the intersection of East Mill Plain Boulevard and V Street.

Daniel Joseph Mata died of blunt-force injuries, according to the medical examiner’s office, which ruled his death an accident.

Vancouver police said Mata was wearing dark clothing and did not activate the overhead crosswalk lights before entering the crosswalk.

The crash occurred about 6 a.m., before dawn. Mata was crossing Mill Plain in the crosswalk from the south. The vehicle, a pickup, was traveling west, and the driver was unable to stop in time after spotting Mata, according to police.

The driver, whose name was not released, was not speeding, impaired or distracted, police said.

The police traffic unit is continuing to investigate.

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