Wheelchair-bound man struck, killed while crossing road

- A man died after he attempted to cross a road in Cocoa Beach on Thursday evening.   Witnesses said Joseph Thompson, 75, of Cocoa Beach, was crossing 6th St at State Road A1A in an electric wheelchair around 6 p.m., when he was struck by a 2005 Toyota.  

Thompson was transported to an area hospital where he died.  The driver was later identified an 18-year-old Cocoa Beach man.  No charges have been filed at this time.   Anyone who witnessed this incident or may have pertinent information is urged to contact the Cocoa Beach Police Department at 321-868-3251.

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