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Blind man hit by car; Guide dog killed

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Kennewick Police say a blind man is recovering this morning after being hit by a car while crossing the street.

Officers say 65 year old Bernie Vinther and his seeing eye dog were crossing at 6th and Washington around 7:30 Wednesday night when a driver from Pasco hit the two.

Police say Vinther was treated for a twisted ankle and released from Kennewick General Hospital, but his dog died.

No word yet if the driver will be charged. Police are still investigating.

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