Duluth man dies after hit by SUV and pickup while crossing street


A Duluth man died after being struck by two vehicles while crossing a street near the assisted living center where he was a resident.

A statement from Duluth police says the victim was Melvin Stelton, 89, who was crossing Grand Avenue near 56th Avenue West on Wednesday evening.

Stelton was struck by an SUV, whose driver pulled over and was going to check on Stelton when a pickup truck also hit him, police say. Stelton was pronounced dead at the scene.


The News Tribune reports Stelton lived at Wesley Residence Assisted Living, on the corner of 56th and Grand.

The coordinator of the health unit there, Brenda Smith, tells the newspaper residents are "shaken up" by Stelton's death.

Police say their preliminary investigation found that speed, distraction, and impairment were not factors in the crash. They're asking any witnesses to call the police department's Crash Investigation Unit at 218-730-5666.

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