By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
A man was killed Sunday when he walked into a busy street in Cheyenne and was struck by a vehicle.
Around 5 p.m. Sunday, Cheyenne police responded to a vehicle incident involving a pedestrian on Lincolnway, one of the city’s busiest streets.
The preliminary investigation showed that a 62-year-old Cheyenne man attempted to cross East Lincolnway in an unlit area where there is no crosswalk.
While crossing, he walked into the path of an oncoming BMW sedan. The driver swerved, but was unable to avoid the collision.
The pedestrian sustained critical injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Pedestrian impairment is being looked at as a factor in the collision. The driver was not injured and remained on-scene to assist officers.
There were no signs of driver impairment or excessive speed in the crash, but police continue to investigate.
This was the seventh pedestrian vs. car fatality this year in Cheyenne, Cheyenne Police Department spokeswoman Alex Farkas told Cowboy State Daily on Monday.
Last month, a teenage boy was killed after being struck by a car while walking to school in Cheyenne. No charges have yet been filed in this incident. More than $30,000 was raised for the boy’s family in the aftermath.
Two more boys were struck by a vehicle in Cheyenne just days later on their way to school, but only sustained minor injuries.