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Man crossing street fatally hit by van in Springfield

March 17, 2022 GMT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — An 82-year-old man who was crossing a Springfield street early Thursday morning was hit and killed by a van, police said.

The crash happened around 6:30 a.m., when a southbound transit van hit Mantak Chiu, 82, of Springfield, as Chiu was in a crosswalk, police said in a news release. Chiu was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 55-year-old driver of the van, also from Springfield, was not injured. Police are investigating what circumstances may have led to the crash.