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Minnesota man killed while crossing street in wheelchair

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A 71-year-old man is dead after he was hit by a truck while crossing the road in a wheelchair in Luverne, Minn.

According to the Rock County Sheriff's Office, Marv Cleppe of Luverne was attempting to cross a street Wednesday morning when he was hit by Timothy James, 52, of Chattanooga, Tenn.

Deputies say James, who was driving a U-Haul style truck, was turning right onto the street Cleppe was crossing. Cleppe, who in a motorized wheelchair, was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Investigators say James was not driving distracted, and alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the crash. There is no word yet on whether James is facing charges.

The accident is still under investigation.

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