Pedestrian struck while taking photos

SYRACUSE – The Otoe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Highway 50 accident Wednesday that involved a pedestrian and pickup near Syracuse.

A sheriff’s office press release says Richard Swiger of Klamath, Ore., was struck by a pickup driven by Marc Hunzeker of rural DuBois.

Swiger had parked and exited his vehicle at the entrance of Stutheit Implement and was struck as Hunzeker entered the driveway.

The press release says Swiger was standing near the rear of is vehicle taking photographs when he was struck. He was transported to Syracuse Area Health and later to Bryan LGH West.