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Man in wheelchair hit by truck, killed at Desert Inn and Eastern

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A man was killed in a crash at Desert Inn Road and Eastern Avenue Monday night, according to Metro Police. (Gai Phanalasy / FOX5) A man was killed in a crash at Desert Inn Road and Eastern Avenue Monday night, according to Metro Police. (Gai Phanalasy / FOX5)
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A man in a wheelchair was hit by a pickup truck and killed at Desert Inn Road and Eastern Avenue Monday night, according to Metro police. 

The crash was reported at 7:25 p.m. Police said a man in a wheelchair was crossing Desert Inn outside of a marked crosswalk. A Cadillac Escalade traveling eastbound on Desert Inn struck him.  

He was transported to Sunrise Trauma where he later died. 

The driver of the truck, a man in his late 50s, was cooperative but showed signs of impairment was booked for DUI, Metro said. No one else was in the truck.

This was the 117th fatal crash investigated by Metro Police this year.

Police reminded drivers the importance of finding a safe and sober ride home. 

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