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At approximately 10:50 a.m. on Thursday, June 26, Twin Falls Police responded to a report of a vehicle versus pedestrian collision on Falls Avenue between Quincy Street and Monroe Street. When officers arrived they found Wallace Bernard, 77, of Twin Falls, laying in the road and unresponsive.
Bernard succumbed to injuries related to the incident and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the white pickup truck that struck the pedestrian remained at the scene until officers arrived. As per any traffic fatality, officers and detectives investigated the scene and have been speaking with the driver of the vehicle. Detectives are currently investigating the incident. Further information will be released as it becomes available.
The Twin Falls Police Department is encouraging anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact the Twin Falls Police Department at 208-735-4357.
“Incidents like these are extremely difficult for everyone involved, and it is very important that we gather as much information as possible,” said Ken Wiesmore, Patrol Officer with the Twin Falls Police Department. “Information from anyone who witnessed the incident can be critical to the investigation, no matter how insignificant it may seem.”
The Twin Falls Police Department would like to remind citizens that it can be dangerous to cross streets outside of a designated crosswalk. Crosswalks are designed to provide adequate lighting, markings and – in some cases – traffic signals to increase visibility and awareness of pedestrians. Pedestrians crossing streets outside of crosswalks may not be visible to drivers and designated speed limits may not be suitable pedestrian crossing.