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      Flint man dead after being hit by car

      Shortly before 11 pm a 45-year-old man was struck while walking eastbound on Carpenter Road on Saturday night.

      Police say a 45-year-old man was behind the wheel of a truck on Carpenter Road near Selby before hitting and killing Richard Darnell Coleman by a 1996 Chevy pickup truck.

      Coleman was transported to Hurley Medical Center where was pronounced dead about thirty minutes later. An investigation is ongoing and police say the driver is a 45-year-old man. The intersection of Selby and Carpenter where Coleman was hit does have a liquor store and police say alcohol appears to have played a factor.

      Neighbors along Carpenter say this is the second incident where a man was hit late at night within the past week and in both cases they say alcohol was a factor.