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Kent police say a 79-year-old man was killed when he was struck by a car around 5:45 a.m. this morning.

Police say that the man was crossing near 144th Avenue Southeast and Kent-Kangley Road when he was struck. He man died at the scene.

Assistant Chief Pat Lowery said the man was not in a crosswalk.

“He was less than a block away from the [marked] crosswalk,” Lowery said. “There were several witnesses to the collision. They said the driver was driving the speed limit and this fella was dressed in dark clothing.”

The 63-year-old driver who struck the man was not hurt. The driver was not arrested.