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One person has died after being struck by a car in Oelwein.

The accident happened at about 5:45pm Tuesday night (May 11), in a parking lot at 108 1st Street SW in Oelwein.

According to the Iowa State Patrol, a pedestrian was crouched down in front of a vehicle. When the driver attempted to leave the parking lot, the car struck the pedestrian.

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The pedestrian, a 54 year old Oelwein resident, was taken to MercyOne Hospital in Oelwein, where the victim was pronounced dead.

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No names have been released yet, and the accident remains under investigation by the Iowa State Patrol, with assistance from the Oelwein Police Department.

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