An 18-year-old Quincy man was killed after walking into the path of a semi-truck Thursday afternoon on Highway 281 near Quincy.
Traffic on the highway was temporarily closed and the man, Edward Garcia, was initially taken to Quincy Valley Hospital, then died while in flight to a hospital in Spokane, Quincy police reported.
Both Garcia and the semi were traveling southbound on 281 when Garcia suddenly walked into the path of the vehicle and was struck. The driver was not injured or cited in the accident.
Quincy Police Capt. Ryan Green said Garcia, who “suffered from mental health issues” apparently intentionally walked in the front of the semi.