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Man in wheelchair dies in SLRC after crash

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Tribuna de San Luis

Tourist said he didn't see the man in the street

MEXICALI, B.C., Mexico (KYMA, KECY) - An older adult in a wheelchair lost his life Saturday morning when he was run over by a tourist from Puerto Peñasco.

Juan, 71, was passing by a gas station shortly before 8 a.m. when a vehicle hit him. According to witnesses and the driver responsible, the driver was leaving the parking lot but due to the height of the vehicle, he did not realize the now deceased man was crossing in front of him.

The alleged perpetrator, identified as Jesús, 28, stayed at the scene to take responsibility for the case.

Jesús was arrested and turned over to the competent authorities.

The victim is believed to have been heading home since the accident happened near his home.

Steven Talamantes

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April Hettinger

April was born and raised in San Diego where she loved the beach town and her two dogs, Lexi and Malibu. She decided to trade the beach for the snow and advanced her education at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.

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