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Pedestrian crossing Tropicana is struck, killed

Updated Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 | 1:04 p.m.

A pedestrian was hit and killed Friday night while crossing Tropicana Avenue, said Metro Police Lt. Nichole Splinter.

Around 11:40 p.m., the man was struck between Decatur Boulevard and Cameron Street. Splinter said the man was taken to University Medical Center and later pronounced dead.

In a news release, Metro Police said witnesses reported a 2003 Lexus GS 300 was traveling eastbound in the right lane of Tropicana Avenue. Police said the man was crossing Tropicana Avenue from the north side to the south side, outside of a marked crosswalk.

The accident is under investigation.

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