A man in his late 20s was killed Friday afternoon when he stopped for debris on West Kellogg and his pickup was struck by another pickup, police said.
The man stopped next to the median barrier just west of the bridge over Seneca and got out of his truck, Capt. Rusty Leeds said.
He was crushed against the median by his pickup when it was hit on the side by a westbound Toyota Tacoma, Leeds said. The man was declared dead at the scene.
The impact of the collision forced the Tacoma toward the middle of westbound Kellogg, where it may have brushed a white minivan, Leeds said. The minivan swerved off Kellogg and down a grassy embankment, stopping just before crossing the entrance ramp linking Seneca with westbound Kellogg.
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The Tacoma's driver, a woman in her mid-20s, suffered minor injuries, Leeds said.
Police were responding to a report of debris in the roadway when the collision occurred. The debris was a tire on a rim, Leeds said, and police aren't sure how it got there or why the victim chose to stop on the freeway.