MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) - The man struck and killed by a Washington State Patrol car at Mount Vernon has been identified by the Skagit County coroner's office as 26-year-old from Vietnam, Hong Dinh Nguyen.
The patrol says he was walking across an Interstate 5 exit ramp Tuesday night when he was struck by the patrol car.
Deputy Coroner Bob Clark says he died of a head injury and the death was accidental.
The Skagit Valley Herald reports the trooper has been place on leave while the patrol and police investigate.
(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)