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CONCORD – A pedestrian died after getting struck by a car at a busy Concord intersection Thursday morning.

Police said the crash happened around 7:30 a.m. on Branchview Drive NE at Cabarrus Avenue E.

Police said 61-year-old Melvin Caldwell attempted to cross Branchview Drive when he was struck by a red 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer traveling southbound.

Caldwell was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police shut down Branchview Drive between Corban Avenue and Old Salisbury-Concord Road so they could clear the road and investigate.

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The Independent Tribune was at the scene as the Trailblazer was getting towed away.

The driver of the SUV was not injured.

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