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Published: Thursday, 3/18/2010

Adrian man killed on U.S. 223

ADRIAN - An Adrian man was killed when he was struck by a tractor-trailer rig and then by a car early yesterday in southern Lenawee County, authorities said.

Lee Purdy, 66, was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident about

5:30 a.m. on U.S. 223 east of M-52 in Madison Township, the Lenawee County Sheriff's Office said.

Mr. Purdy was walking in the westbound lane of U.S. 223 when he was struck by a westbound semi driven by Donald Kelley, 53, of Battle Creek, Mich.

The impact hurled Mr. Purdy into the eastbound lane, where he was then struck by an eastbound car driven by Michael Elliott, 62, of Adrian, sheriff deputies said.

The incident is under investigation.

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