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ASHEVILLE, NC (FOX Carolina) The Asheville Police Department says a pedestrian passed away early Tuesday morning after they were struck by a vehicle. 

Police said they were called out to Hendersonville Road around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday in response to a motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival, officers learned that a pedestrian had walked into the roadway and was hit by a car traveling north on Hendersonville Road (US-25). 

The pedestrian unfortunately passed away as a result of his injuries. He has been identified as 68-year-old Frank Anthony Derrico, Jr. 

Through an investigation by the Department's Traffic Safety Unit, it was determined that there were no contributing circumstances on the part of the driver. 

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