44-year-old Bellevue man killed by street sweeper

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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.

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

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