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A pedestrian was struck and killed Wednesday night in Ellicott City, police said Thursday.

At about 10:15 p.m., a Fiat 500 was headed west on Baltimore National Pike near North Chatham Road when the driver, a 27-year-old man from Woodstock, struck a pedestrian in the road, police said.

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The pedestrian, later identified by police as 37-year-old Victor Manuel Fuentes Benitez of Ellicott City, died from his injuries overnight.

The driver of the Fiat and a passenger, a 24-year-old man also from Woodstock, were not injured. No other vehicles were involved.

Police said their investigation indicates the pedestrian was not in a crosswalk at the time of the crash, and the cause of the collision was likely pedestrian error. The investigation is ongoing.

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