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Pedestrian Killed in Georgetown Collision Thursday Morning

Detectives are investigating after a motorist struck and killed a pedestrian Thursday morning in Georgetown.

At 6:40 a.m., police were called to the intersection of East Marginal Way South and South Ellis Avenue for reports of a collision involving a pedestrian and a concrete mixing truck. Arriving officers attempted life-saving measures on the pedestrian, but the 61-year-old man was declared deceased at the scene.

The driver of the truck was turning from Ellis Avenue onto northbound East Marginal Way, and the pedestrian was attempting to cross East Marginal Way from east to west in the crosswalk. Based on evidence at the scene and information from witnesses, officers determined the driver had a green light and the pedestrian signal was flashing “don’t walk” at the time of the collision.

An SPD Drug Recognition Expert responded to the scene to evaluate the driver and detected no signs of impairment.

Members of the Traffic Collision Investigation Squad responded to process the scene and will continue to investigate this incident.