Gordon Gaines has been identified by authorities as the victim in a pedestrian collision involving a pick-up truck that occurred on September 27 in Oakdale. Mr. Gaines, 69, was at the Oakdale Family Church of the Nazarene on West F Street at about 10:15 a.m. At that time, a Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck driven by Linda Smith, a 71-year-old local resident, struck Mr. Gains after making a u-turn in the parking lot and hitting a pole. The truck also apparently struck the church itself. First-responders arrived but Mr. Gaines died at the scene. Ms. Smith was not injured, reports indicate. An investigation into the accident is ongoing.

We extend our deepest condolences to the friends and family of the victim during this very difficult time.

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