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BELLEVUE, Wash. — A pedestrian was struck and killed by a street sweeper Monday morning in Bellevue, police said.

Authorities and paramedics were called to the scene near the intersection of 120th Avenue NE and 12th Street, where they found a man underneath a street sweeper. That person — later identified as a 44-year-old Bellevue man — was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Early information indicates that the sweeper truck, which was being operated by a private contractor and was involved in construction activity at an apartment complex on the east side of the roadway, was backing up in a closed lane of 120th Avenue when the collision occurred,” Bellevue police said in a news release. “The driver of the sweeper truck is cooperating with the investigation, and no impairment is suspected on the part of the truck driver.

Bellevue police said the victim's identity will be released by the King County Medical Examiner's Office after his family has been notified.