A 47-year-old man is accused of being under the influence of marijuana when his pickup truck fatally struck a pedestrian in Vancouver Monday, police said.
Scotty R. Rowles, whose last known address is in Milwaukie, was traveling west about 5:50 p.m., on East Mill Plain Boulevard when another man stepped into traffic from a median near North Andresen Road and was hit, said Kim Kapp, a Vancouver police spokeswoman.
Rowles stayed at the scene, but was arrested when an officer noticed he was under the influence of drugs, Kapp said. She said this is the first fatal pedestrian crash in Vancouver involving marijuana since
recreational use of the drug was legalized in Washington in November.
The identity of the man killed has not been released.
Kapp said the westbound lanes of East Mill Plain Boulevard will be closed for several hours near North Andresen Road for an investigation
Everton Bailey Jr., The Oregonian
on December 17, 2012 at 7:20 PM, updated December 17, 2012 at 9:30 PM