Renton man struck and killed on SR 18 Monday

A 42-year-old Renton man was struck and killed by a semi Monday on State Route 18 in Auburn.

According to the Washington State Patrol, Oleg Voznyuk parked his car – a 1993 Toyota Camry – on the eastbound shoulder of SR 18 near the SR 167 interchange around 12:30 p.m., exited and began running into traffic.

"We received citizens' calls at 12:33 p.m. about a male running in and out of traffic," WSP spokesperson Trooper Julie Judson said. "He decided to aggressively move in and out of traffic and before a trooper could arrive, he successfully placed himself in the path of a semi truck."

According to the WSP report, Voznyuk laid down in the right eastbound lane and was struck by an oncoming semi.

He was declared dead at the scene.

The investigation of the accident scene closed both eastbound lanes for 3 1/2 hours.

The driver of the semi truck was not injured.

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