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Police ID victim in deadly pedestrian accident

Police have identified the 53-year-old Idaho Falls man killed in a van-pedestrian accident Sunday night. The victim was Martin Rodriguez, police said Tuesday.

Idaho Falls Police Lt. Kay Edwards said the incident happened at about 9 p.m. in the 3200 block of Lindsay Boulevard near a dog park.

He said the 49-year-old driver’s vehicle struck Rodriguez while he was walking in the street. Police identified the driver Tuesday asNicky L. Bateman. Bateman was driving a Ford Aerostar van.

The incident is still under investigation.

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