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Sheboygan man, 61, hit and killed by car while crossing street

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SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Sheboygan police are turning to the community for help after a man was hit and killed while crossing the street Monday morning.

It happened on Taylor Drive just south of Erie Avenue.

Police believe the 61-year-old man was crossing the street without using a crosswalk when he was hit by a driver who never saw him.

"You can cross the road where there is no crosswalk but you give up some of your right of way when you do that," said Sgt. Joel Kuszynski.

Workers nearby say the area is unsafe. They worry people aren't using the recently implemented crosswalk nearby or following the recently reduced speed limit.

"Everybody still does what the original speed limit was, which was 40 miles an hour through here on Taylor, and people cross over there all the time. I've seen it too driving through here. People need to start watching and being careful what they're doing," one worker said.

The victim was taken to a hospital where he died from his injuries.

Police say there are currently no pending charges for the driver but they still want to know what circumstances lead to the crash.

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