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Sacramento man in wheelchair dies after collision with pickup

A man in a wheelchair died from injuries suffered Tuesday night when he was hit by a pickup on Marin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

The California Highway Patrol said that a driver was northbound on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard about 5:30 p.m. when Alfred Smith, 64, of Sacramento was crossing the street westbound at 48th Avenue.

The driver did not see Smith in his motorized wheelchair until he was so close that he could not avoid a collision, according to the CHP. Smith suffered major injuries and was transported to the hospital.

He later died from his injuries. The investigation into the crash continues.

Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.