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Man struck by car, killed in Seattle's Leschi neighborhood

Seattle police investigate a fatal car/pedestrian crash. (KOMO Photo)

SEATTLE - A man was killed Wednesday night when he was struck by a car in Seattle's Leschi neighborhood, police said.

Officers and medics responded to the scene, in the 1500 block of Lakeside Avenue South, at around 11:30 p.m. after receiving reports of a pedestrian being run over by a car, said Detective Mark Jamieson of the Seattle police.

The pedestrian, a 40-year-old man, was found trapped beneath a Mazda sedan. Firefighters were able to free the man and medics began CPR at the scene, but the man was later pronounced dead. No other information was available about him.

The circumstances leading up to the crash are under investigation.

The driver of the Mazda was evaluated by a drug recognition expert, who found she showed no signs of impairment. The driver cooperated with investigators, was questioned and then released.

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