December 5, 2013

Auburn pedestrian, 77, killed by pickup

George Cole was struck while crossing the street near a retirement community.

The Associated Press

AUBURN — Police say a 77-year-old Auburn man has died after getting struck by a pickup truck while crossing a city street.

George Cole was struck while crossing Minot Avenue at about 5:20 p.m. Wednesday and died at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.

The pickup was driven by a 55-year-old Gardiner man, who was not injured.

Cole was struck near a retirement community, but it was not immediately clear if he lived there.

The crash remains under investigation and there was no word on whether charges will be filed.

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