It appears an elderly man walked in front of a garbage truck early Friday morning.

Authorities did not immediately release his name, but we learned this week it was 80-year-old Leonardo Leal.

He was walking and tried to cross Southwest 11th Street in Hermiston. He was wearing dark clothing and did not appear to look where he was going, although an investigation is still underway.

The garbage truck driver was a 32-year-old employee of Hermiston Sanitary Disposal and was not speeding or impaired.

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