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Police: Man in wheelchair killed in crash

Posted on September 10, 2021

Updated on September 13, 2021

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ROCKY MOUNT — City police say a vehicle struck and killed a man in a wheelchair last week.

Officers responded to a call around 9 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of West Raleigh Boulevard and Williford Street, said Cpl. Ricky Jackson, public information officer for the Rocky Mount Police Department.

Officer found a 59-year-old man dead at the scene. Jackson said a motor vehicle fatally struck the man, who had been in a wheelchair before the crash.

The police department’s Crash Reconstruction Unit is investigating the wreck.

“The name of the pedestrian is being withheld to ensure the next of kin has been notified,” Jackson said in a news release.

Police didn’t request information from the public and didn’t indicate that the crash was a hit-and-run or that authorities needed help to identify the driver.

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