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Man Trying to Cross Third Street in Highland Struck, Killed by Minivan

The driver of a Chevrolet Astro van told law enforcement he was driving west on Third at about 45 miles per hour when the man ran south across Third directly in front of his vehicle, Highland deputies said.

A man who was trying to cross Third Street in Highland early Tuesday was struck and fatally injured by a minivan, coroner's and sheriff's personnel reported.

The incident was reported at 1:10 a.m. Jan. 15 on Third just east of Tippecanoe, and the man apparently tried to get across the road where there is not a marked crosswalk, according to a coroner's statement.

The driver of a Chevrolet Astro van told law enforcement he was driving west on Third at about 45 miles per hour when the man ran south across Third directly in front of his vehicle, Highland deputies said.

Paramedics responded and the man was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:31 a.m. His name and age were withheld pending notification of his family.

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