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Update: Benson pedestrian hit by van has died

BENSON--The pedestrian struck by a van early Monday in Benson has died. Wayne Nicholson, of Benson, died Wednesday, according to the State Patrol. He was 78. Nicholson was hit around 5:30 a.m. Monday while crossing Highway 29 in Benson. He had be...

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BENSON-The pedestrian struck by a van early Monday in Benson has died.

 

Wayne Nicholson, of Benson, died Wednesday, according to the State Patrol. He was 78.

 

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Nicholson was hit around 5:30 a.m. Monday while crossing Highway 29 in Benson.

 

He had been crossing mid-block, near McKinney Avenue but between intersections. He was struck in the southbound lane by a 1989 Dodge Caravan, driven by Timothy D. Ziegler, 58, also of Benson.

 

 
After the crash, Nicholson was transported to CentraCare Health with injuries then thought non-life threatening.

 

On Tuesday morning, the hospital listed his condition as critical, according to CentraCare Health Communications and Marketing Specialist Andra Johnson.

 

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Ziegler was not injured, and his caravan sustained only minor damage.

 

Road conditions on the two-lane highway were dry at the time of the crash.

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