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Pedestrian hit, killed by van on Decatur near Tropicana

Posted at 8:14 AM, Feb 20, 2018

A white van hit and killed a 56-year-old man near Decatur Boulevard and Tropicana Avenue Tuesday morning.

The van also struck at least two light poles during the crash first reported at 6:50 a.m. Police said a Chevrolet van was traveling south on Decatur Boulevard when it left the roadway onto the west sidewalk. The pedestrian was pushing a shopping cart north on the sidewalk before being struck by the van. 

The pedestrian died at the scene.

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The 53-year-old driver of the van was transported to UMC Trauma with non-life threatening injuries. Impairment does not appear to be a factor in the crash. 

Decatur Boulevard is closed in both directions from Tropicana to Harmon Avenue.