The Washington State Patrol reports that a 54-year-old Seaview man was killed as he was standing in the road on SR103 eight miles north of Long Beach and was struck by a pick-up heading south.


The dead man has been identified as Ray A. Berreth.  According to the police report Berreth was standing in the middle of the southbound lane just before 5:30pm for some unknown reason when he was struck by a 2003 GMC pick-up truck operated by 65 year old Kenneth Mathison of Vancounver , Washington.  According to police Mathison said he did not see Berrith standing in the roadway.  The highway was closed for 4 hours following the accident. Mathison was not injured but his pick up was towed from the scene. Authorities report it is unknown at this time whether drugs or alcohol were involved.  

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