Local man dies after being hit by a car

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A man who was trying to cross the street is dead after being struck by a vehicle in Texarkana.

The accident happened around 8:15 p.m. Wednesday in the 1800 block of New Boston Rd.

Police say 27-year-old Danzavia Cheatham, of Texarkana Texas, was killed when he walked into the path of an eastbound Nissan Altima, driven by 19-year-old Diamond Collins, of Texarkana Texas.

Cheatham, who suffered severe head trauma in the crash, was taken to Wadley Regional Medical Center, where he later died from his injuries.  

Cheatham’s body was sent to the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences of Dallas for an autopsy.

The crash remains under investigation and no charges have been filed at this time.

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