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Winston-Salem man dies after being hit by landscaping truck

Winston-Salem police car. (File photo)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Winston-Salem man died Monday night after being hit by a landscaping truck, according to a news release from Winston-Salem police.

The crash happened at 6:34 p.m. in the 2700 block of New Walkertown Road.

Police said 56-year-old Johnny Edgar Jenkins stepped off the sidewalk and made contact with the right side of a 2001 Isuzu landscaping equipment truck that was traveling northeast.

Jenkins was taken to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

The Winston-Salem Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement Unit is investigating.

This is the seventh motor vehicle fatality for 2018 in Winston-Salem compared to 12 at this time in 2017.

2700 block of New Walkertown Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27105