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Sunday, January 17, 2021 4:40 pm

Huntington pedestrian's death ruled an accident

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A pedestrian struck and killed in Huntington was identified Sunday as a 58-year-old Huntington man.

Melvin D. Norris died from blunt force traumatic injuries and his death was ruled accidental by the Huntington County Coroner.

Police were called to the intersection of Cherry Street and West Park Drive at 6:58 p.m. Friday on reports of a personal injury accident. When they arrived, they found that multiple vehicles had struck the pedestrian, according to a news release from the Huntington Police Department.

Officers immediately began rendering aid until medics arrived on the scene and took over treatment. At 7:35 p.m. the coroner was called after life-saving efforts were not successful. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident is still under investigation, and there were no details given as to how the pedestrian was struck, according to the release. It was unclear if there were any other injuries, and no other information was provided.

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