Teen struck, injured on US Highway 12


A teenage boy was injured when he was hit by a pickup truck Tuesday on the rain-soaked U.S. Highway 12, officials said.

Joseph B. Aichele, 13, of Walla Walla reportedly stepped onto the roadway at Wilbur Avenue in front of an eastbound 2005 Ford F150 pickup driven by Bradley C. Patton, the Washington State Patrol reported. Aichele was taken by ambulance to Providence St. Mary Medical Center. His condition was not available this morning.

Patton, 50, of Walla Walla was not injured.


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