By Brian McBride


An 82-year-old Celebration man in a wheelchair was killed on Tuesday, when he was hit by a truck while trying to cross U.S. Highway 192.

Florida Highway Patrol troopers said that a box truck being driven by John Walker, of Kissimmee, was traveling southbound on International Drive in Osceola County at about 9:45 a.m.

A pedestrian in a motorized wheelchair, John Levien, 82, of Celebration, was traveling on a sidewalk southbound on International Drive.

Walker attempted to make a right turn to travel west on U.S. 192 as Levien traveled into the crosswalk on the highway and the front of the truck hit the victim.

Levien was taken to Celebration Health where he was pronounced dead. The crash remains under investigation.