An elderly Galloway man was killed late yesterday afternoon as he attempted to walk across Jimmie Leeds Road near Pitney Road.

Galloway Police say that just after 5pm, Ayalew Beyene, 70, was trying to cross the road when he was struck by a vehicle driven by Edgar Pelaez-Ruiz, 21, of Pleasantville. Beyene was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The accident remains under investigation. Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is urged to call Officer Neal at (609) 652-3705 Ext 071.

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