A man struck by a truck in the dark while walking along Columbia Park Trail is in critical condition. 27 year old Justin D. Poteet was reported walking in the middle of the street around 6:30 p.m. Sunday by a concerned driver that was worried his behavior might get him hit by a car according to news reports. Before police could respond, around 1 minute later, they received another report that the man had been hit by a truck from behind in the dark.

The driver of the truck stayed at the scene until first responders arrived and treated Poteet. He suffered severe head trauma and was transported to Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland.