Man in motorized wheelchair killed crossing Missouri street

November 19, 2019 GMT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 64-year-old St. Louis County man is dead after his motorized wheelchair was struck by a car as he tried to cross a busy roadway.

The accident happened about 6:15 p.m. Monday in south St. Louis County. Police on Tuesday identified the victim as Sevkija Ferhatovic, who lived near the accident scene.

Police say Ferhatovic was trying to cross Lemay Ferry Road when he was struck by a 2010 Mazda 3 driven by a 32-year-old man. Police say the driver is cooperating with the investigation.

Ferhatovic was taken to a hospital where he died. Initial reports said he was pronounced dead at the scene.