79-year-old man in wheelchair fatally hit by vehicle in Lakewood

A man in a wheelchair was fatally struck by a vehicle in Lakewood on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016.

A man in a wheelchair was fatally struck by a vehicle in Lakewood on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016.

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — A 79-year-old man in a wheelchair was killed after being struck by a vehicle on Friday morning, the Lakewood Police Department said.

The collision happened at Reed Street and West 14th Avenue before 8 a.m.

Police said the man was in the wheelchair and going westbound on the 14th Avenue. The driver of the vehicle was going eastbound and was making a left turn onto Reed when he hit the man in the wheelchair, police said.

Police said sun was a factor. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim’s name has not been released. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene, police said.