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MILTON-FREEWATER — A Milton-Freewater man died Monday evening when he was struck by a pickup as he attempted to cross Highway 11 south of Appleton Road.
Oregon State Police this morning identified the victim as Juan Flores-Romero, 69.
According to police, Flores-Romero was trying to cross from the west side to the east side of the highway at about 6:50 p.m. He was struck in the left southbound lane by a pickup driven by Miguel C. Lara, 31, of Milton-Freewater.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
Lara, who was not injured, was cited for driving while suspended and driving uninsured.
The highway was closed nearly three hours, police said, and an investigation is continuing.
Oregon State Police troopers were assisted at the scene by Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office, Milton-Freewater Ambulance Service and Oregon Department of Transportation.
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