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A pedestrian was fatally struck by a vehicle during an early morning incident on Russell Street on Wednesday, according to Baltimore City law enforcement and transportation officials.

Baltimore Police said that at approximately 4:58 a.m. officers responding to a serious traffic collision at the 1500 block of Russell Street found a man that had been struck by a vehicle. The man was transported to an area hospital, where he died from his injuries, police said.

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The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene, and the police Accident Investigation Unit/Crash team is investigating, officials said.

The Baltimore City Department of Transportation reported at 7 a.m. that the incident, which occurred between Bayard and Haines streets, had severely impacted traffic, while Baltimore Police reported that Russell Street had been closed. Officials reported the street reopened around 8 a.m.

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