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Man in wheelchair struck, killed in Las Vegas intersection

A man in a wheelchair was struck and killed by a vehicle Monday evening near the same eastern valley intersection where another man in a wheelchair was killed last week.

Shortly after 5:50 p.m. on Monday, Las Vegas police said, a 70-year-old man was crossing Desert Inn Road outside a marked crosswalk just east of Eastern Avenue when a 2002 Dodge Neon struck his wheelchair. Police said the man, who was thrown from the chair, later died at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center.

The Dodge’s driver remained on scene, and police said he showed no signs of impairment.

Albert Marquez was struck and killed near the same intersection Nov. 21. Police said the 49-year-old man, who was in a wheelchair, was crossing Desert Inn Road when he was hit by an impaired driver.

The Clark County coroner’s office will identify the man killed Monday once his family has been notified. His death marked the 120th traffic-related fatality investigated by the Metropolitan Police Department this year.

Contact Rio Lacanlale at rlacanlale@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Follow @riolacanlale on Twitter.

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