Authorities: Car strikes, kills man in wheelchair in Ohio


SILVERTON, Ohio (AP) — A sheriff’s office says a man in a wheelchair was struck by a car and killed in Ohio as the man was operating the motorized wheelchair in a marked crosswalk.

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office says 44-year-old Robert D. Tirey was struck around 9:30 Thursday night in the village of Silverton in suburban Cincinnati.

Authorities say Tirey’s wheelchair was struck on the right side by a car that failed to yield to Tirey. The Cincinnati man was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the car wasn’t injured.

The statement from the sheriff’s office says alcohol is suspected to be a factor in the crash.

The investigation was continuing Friday.

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