Man in wheelchair hit by vehicle, dies at scene

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TEXARKANA — A man in a wheelchair died after a vehicle struck him in the 5300 block of Stateline Avenue Thursday evening, according to Texarkana Texas Police.

68-year-old Marvin Weaver of Texarkana, Arkansas, was crossing North Stateline Avenue in his wheelchair when a 2009 Hyandai Sante Fe struck Weaver and killed him at approximately 8:45 p.m. According to police, 69-year-old Tina Turner of New Boston, who was driving the vehicle in the inside southbound lane, could not see Weaver until the vehicle in front of her suddenly swerved to avoid him. As a result, police say, Weaver was directly in the path of Turner’s vehicle and, unable to stop the vehicle, struck Weaver.

Weaver was pronounced dead at the scene, and his body is being sent to Dallas for an autopsy. Police say Turner suffered no injuries.

No charges have been filed and the crash is under investigation. Anyone with information, or who may have witnessed the crash, is encouraged to call the Texarkana Texas Police Department at 903-798-3116.

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