Bellevue man killed by street sweeper identified | Update

The driver is cooperating with investigators.

  • Tuesday, February 20, 2018 5:01pm
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Police are investigating the death of a Bellevue man that occurred Monday.

According to Bellevue police, at 10:48 a.m., Feb. 19, police and local fire departments responded to the 1300 block of 120th Ave. NE on reports of a pedestrian who had been struck by a vehicle. When officials arrived, they found a street sweeper truck on the east side of the street and a deceased person underneath the vehicle.

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office reports that person was 44-year-old Alexandru Culai, a Bellevue resident. His cause of death was from blunt force injuries of the head and chest.

Preliminary reports indicate the sweeper truck, which was being operated by a private contractor for some construction at a nearby apartment complex, was backing up in a closed lane of 120th Avenue when the collision occurred, according to a news release.

Bellevue police say the sweeper truck driver is cooperating with the investigation. And investigators do not suspect he was impaired.

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