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Man Pushed His Son Away From Pickup

An Airway Heights man who was hit by a pickup truck Friday night pushed his 9-year-old son out of harm’s way before the collision.

Anthony J. Chavez suffered abrasions and bruises when the pickup struck him about 10:50 p.m. near Joaquins Restaurant in Airway Heights, the Washington State Patrol reported.

Chavez, 30, and his son were walking on the shoulder of the eastbound lanes of U.S. Highway 2 at the time of the accident.

The pickup swerved onto the shoulder, hit Chavez and sped away, the patrol reported.

The boy, whose name was not released, was not hurt.

The make, model and color of the pickup are not known. It did not have a canopy or camper top.

Troopers are seeking information on the accident. Witnesses should call 456-4101.

, DataTimes

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