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Man killed trying to cross Central Avenue

A Charlotte man trying to cross Central Avenue late Saturday was hit and killed by a van traveling outbound in the 3100 block.

Chandra Phuyel, 27, was attempting to cross Central just before midnight when he walked into the path of a Honda Odyssey driven by 40-year-old Nga Phan, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said.

Medic responded, but Phuyel died on the scene.

Phan was uninjured. The crash is under investigation by CMPD's Major Crash Investigation Unit. Witnesses should call Detective Kevin Allred at 704-336-8862.

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