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Teen pedestrian struck by vehicle, injured

A young pedestrian was struck early Friday morning in State College.

According to State College police, Johan Zwart, 55, of State College, was traveling south along the 700 block of South Atherton Street. At the same time, Michael Cruz, 15, of State College, began crossing South Atherton at along the marked crosswalk at Logan Avenue.

Zwart said he didn’t see Michael, police said, and hit him with the left front side of his vehicle. Michael became “slightly airborne, coming down on the driver’s side mirror,” breaking it off.

Michael was taken to Mount Nittany Medical Center for minor injuries, police said.

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