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Garbage truck strikes, kills man in Detroit

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News
Detroit police cruiser

A pedestrian was struck and killed Thursday morning by a garbage truck on the city's east side, according to Detroit police.

Officials said the incident happened at about 5 a.m. at the intersection of Harper and Cadillac avenues near Gratiot.

A preliminary investigation shows the garbage truck was turning from Harper onto southbound Cadillac when an unidentified man stepped in front of the truck and was struck, authorities said.

Police continue to investigate.

cramirez@detroitnews.com