Man in wheelchair hit by truck and killed - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Man in wheelchair hit by truck and killed

50th & Ave. Q 50th & Ave. Q

Traffic was diverted for several hours Tuesday at the scene of a fatal accident near 50th & Ave. Q.

Police say an F150 pick-up truck hit an elderly Hispanic man attempting to cross the street in a wheelchair. Fausto Martinez Camacho, 91 was killed.

According to Lubbock Police, Camacho pulled out of the United Supermarket parking lot in his motorized wheelchair and failed to yield the right of way to oncoming traffic on Avenue Q. The driver of the pick-up truck - Robert Lynn Smith, 61 - told police he did not see the wheelchair pull out into the street due to traffic.

Camacho was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS. Police say the investigation is ongoing.

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