Woman recovering after being struck by truck; man who was killed identified

  • Thursday, August 8, 2019 5:04pm
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The woman hit and seriously injured by a truck as she was crossing an intersection near the Muckleshoot Casino in the early morning hours of Aug. 3 is on the mend.

Tacoma resident Jolene Antelope, 48, is in Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where as of late afternoon Aug. 7, a hospital spokesperson reported her in satisfactory condition.

Ambrose Andy Jr., 57, who was in the crosswalk with Ms. Antelope, died at the scene despite the efforts of medical personnel. Mr. Andy was a native of White Swan, an unincorporated community on the Yakama Indian Reservation.

At about 1 a.m., that day, the Valley Regional Fire Authority and the Auburn Police Department responded to reports that a truck had hit two pedestrians in the 2400 block of Auburn Way South.

Police investigation revealed that the pair had been crossing Auburn Way South in the crosswalk in front of northbound traffic, under a green light that favored approaching vehicles when they were hit. A car had stopped for the couple, police said, but the truck passing in the outside lane did not see them and hit them.

Police said the truck’s driver passed a sobriety test and volunteered to give blood. He was released at the scene.

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