Des Moines pedestrian killed

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Police say a man who witnesses reported was sitting in a Des Moines street has been hit by a vehicle and killed.

Police Sgt. Paul Parizek says the incident happened around 9:30 p.m. Friday on SW 9th Street. Medics arrived to find a 62-year-old Des Moines resident had been hit by a southbound vehicle as it crossed the Racoon River. The man was taken to an area hospital, where he died.

The man's name had not been released by late Saturday morning.

Police say the driver of the vehicle did not appear to be distracted or impaired at the time of the incident.

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