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O'FALLON, Mo. – A 78-year-old man was struck and killed by a vehicle Monday afternoon in an O'Fallon neighborhood.

According to police, Richard Kurtz was outside his home on Highway N and saw his fiance's dog run north. A passerby stopped and caught the dog, so Kurtz crossed the street to get the animal.

When walking back to his home across Highway N, Kurtz and the dog were struck by a vehicle. The dog also died at the scene.

The driver of the vehicle was not injured.

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