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Neighbors Growing Together | Mar 25, 2017

Pedestrian killed in Fairfield

By NICOLE HESTER-WILLIAMS Ledger staff writer | Feb 02, 2017
Photo by: Nicole Hester-Williams/ Ledger Photo 71-year-old Fairfield resident Thomas Calhoun was killed Wednesday night when he was struck by a car at the intersection of West Burlington Avenue and Ninth Street. The intersection is seen here.

A Fairfield man is dead after a vehicle-pedestrian accident that occurred around 7 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Ninth Street and Burlington Avenue.

Fairfield Police officers were initially called to the scene of the accident where Thomas Calhoun, 71, of Fairfield, was struck by 28-year-old Bryce Edmonds, also of Fairfield.

“The Iowa State Patrol is investigating the accident,” said Capt. Colin Smith of the Fairfield Police Department.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies were also on the scene.

According to the Iowa State Patrol crash report, Edmonds was traveling westbound on Burlington Avenue at North Ninth Street, when Calhoun crossed into the intersection.

Edmonds, who was driving a 2013 Ford Fusion, struck Calhoun in the crosswalk. The vehicle came to rest on the north side of Burlington Avenue, just west of Ninth Street.

According to the Fairfield police report, Calhoun was found dead at the scene. Midwest Ambulance transported him to the Jefferson County Health Center.

The Iowa State Patrol continues to investigate the accident.

The Ledger will report updates on this case as information becomes available.

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