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Man in wheelchair hit and killed crossing 14th at Reed in Lakewood

Posted at 8:21 AM, Sep 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-09 20:49:04-04

LAKEWOOD, Colo. -- A man in a motorized wheelchair was hit and killed crossing the street Friday morning.

It happened on 14th Avenue at Reed Street, one block from Colfax Avenue.

Lakewood police told Denver7 the victim, later identified as Stephen Tinoco, 79, was hit by a Ford Explorer.

The driver told police they didn't see the wheelchair because of sun glare, officers said.

Police said the driver is not suspected of any alcohol or drugs and is not being cited for any violations. Toxicology results are pending for Tinoco at this time.  

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