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Pedestrian killed in crash at 15th and Haskell

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Story updated at 3:50 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4:

A person was killed after being struck by a vehicle near 15th Street and Haskell Avenue Wednesday morning, Lawrence police said.

Early information in the investigation indicates that a vehicle heading eastbound on 15th Street struck a pedestrian who was pushing or riding a bicycle near the street’s intersection with Haskell Avenue, Lawrence Police Lt. David Ernst said in an email Wednesday afternoon.

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The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which occurred around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Ernst said.

Investigators were “working on notifying next of kin of the deceased” as of 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, Ernst said, and the investigation was ongoing.

The intersection was closed for about four hours, and police asked people to avoid the area. The intersection reopened around 1:30 p.m., Lawrence Police Major Trent McKinley said.

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