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Pedestrian killed after stepping into traffic in Omaha, police say
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Pedestrian killed after stepping into traffic in Omaha, police say

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A 33-year-old man was fatally struck by a Ford pickup Thursday evening after he stepped into traffic on Ames Avenue near 56th Street.

Christian M. Bauerle of Omaha was struck about 6 p.m., according to Omaha police.

Police say Bauerle left the sidewalk on the south side of Ames and walked into eastbound traffic. He was struck by an oncoming Ford F-150 pickup driven by Demarcus Hardy, 32, also of Omaha.

Bauerle was taken to the Nebraska Medical Center, where he was declared dead.

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Nancy Gaarder helps cover public safety and weather events as an editor on The World-Herald's breaking news desk. Follow her on Twitter @gaarder. Email: nancy.gaarder@owh.com

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