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Pickup truck strikes, kills pedestrian in Blair County

| Sunday, July 11, 2010

Police in Western Pennsylvania say a pedestrian was struck and killed by a pickup truck.

Altoona police said Frank Motyl, 79, was struck at 5:36 a.m. Friday as he was crossing a city street. Blair County Coroner Patricia Ross said he was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt-force trauma.

Authorities said Motyl lived at the Altoona Center for Nursing Care's Amber Terrace assisted living center.

Police declined to say whether the 28-year-old man driving the pickup was injured. They said an investigation is continuing.

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