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SUV hits, kills Florida man pushing mother in wheelchair

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a sports utility vehicle struck and killed a 73-year-old man who was pushing his mother in a wheelchair across a road in Florida.

The Florida Highway Patrol said in a news release that the driver, 58-year-old James Essad, swerved to try to avoid hitting Jose Matos Vargas about 5:30 Thursday morning in Orlando. Essad had a green light and the right of way.

The mother, whose name and age wasn’t available, wasn’t injured. The SUV didn’t hit the wheelchair.

Vargas was taken to a hospital, where he died.

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