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A Kingsport pedestrian was killed Tuesday morning after reportedly stepping in front of a vehicle in the Lynn Garden community.
The incident occurred at approximately 6:40 a.m. Kingsport police say Elijah Eugene Bear, 62, was attempting to walk across Lynn Garden Drive, from near the parking lot of the Highway Boutique.
Bear reportedly stepped into the path of a southbound 2012 Dodge Ram pickup traveling in the outside lane of Lynn Garden Drive.
Bear was hit by the vehicle’s right front and died at the scene, police said.
The driver of the pickup, Clarence Dewey Reed Jr, 60, of Gate City, Va., was not injured in the incident.
KPD traffic crash reconstructionists said the incident is still under investigation.