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Ocean City, NJ, 83-year-old man killed by rear view mirror

OCEAN CITY — An 83-year-old man was struck and killed by the side mirror of a passing car whose driver had a suspended license as he exited between two parked cars.

John Francis Wilson Jr. was not on a crosswalk on Asbury Avenue when he was struck by the side mirror of the 2013 Ford Explorer around 11:30 a.m. near 7th Avenue, the Ocean spokesperson said. City, Doug Bergen.

He suffered head trauma and was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City where he died.

Douglas Montealegre, 33, of Philadelphia, was driving north when he allegedly hit Wilson, according to Bergen. It was discovered that he was driving with a suspended license and had multiple outstanding warrants for his arrest.

Bergen did not disclose how fast Montealegre was traveling or whether snow piled along the street may have blocked his visibility.

Montealegre was charged with operating a motor vehicle while his license was suspended following an accident resulting in serious bodily injury.

Contact journalist Dan Alexander at [email protected] or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNJ

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