Death – Portland man dies when boulder strikes vehicle on highway

Death – Obituary

KLICKITAT COUNTY, Wash. — A Portland man died when a boulder rolled down a hill and struck his vehicle on State Route 14 in Klickitat County, the Washington State Patrol (WSP) said in a news release. 

Stephan C. Becker, 45, was driving westbound on S.R. 14 around noon Friday when the boulder collided with his 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander east of Lyle, Wash. The vehicle to rolled before coming to a stop in the eastbound lane, the release said. 

Troopers responded and found Becker dead at the scene. No one else was involved. 

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What Is An Obituary

In national newspapers an obituary (obit for short) is a news article that reports the recent death of a prominent person. Although it tends to focus on positive aspects of the subject’s life this is not always the case. According to Nigel Farndale, the Obituaries Editor of The Times: “Obits should be life affirming rather than gloomy, but they should also be opinionated, leaving the reader with a strong sense of whether the subject lived a good life or bad; whether they were right or wrong in the handling of their public affairs.”

In local newspapers, an obituary may be published for any local resident upon death. A necrology is a register or list of records of the deaths of people related to a particular organization, group or field, which may only contain the sparsest details, or small obituaries. Historical necrologies can be important sources of information.