Updated at 10:41 a.m.
By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter
CHEHALIS – An elderly man crossing the street in Chehalis was killed when he was hit by a car this morning.
Firefighters were called just after 6 a.m. to South Market Boulevard at Fourth Street, according to the Chehalis Fire Department.
Fire Capt. Casey Beck they began CPR but the man died at the scene.
Lewis County 911 Communications recommends motorists use alternate routes as the area was shut down for the investigation.
Chehalis Police Department spokesperson Linda Bailey said the victim was crossing in the crosswalk, and the vehicle was traveling north on Market.
Bailey said no arrests have been made but she presumes interviews will be conducted. The driver of the Suzuki Aerio is a 22-year-old Chehalis woman, she said.
The Washington State Patrol is assisting the police department in its investigation, Bailey said.
The victim, Clifford C. Seng, is an 82-year-old Chehalis resident who resides nearby, according to authorities