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Man walking his dog struck and killed in Easton

An Easton man and his dog were killed by a teenage driver while they took a walk on Monday. (Metro file photo) An Easton man and his dog were killed by a teenage driver while they took a walk on Monday. (Metro file photo)

An Easton man and his dog were killed on Monday when a car struck them as they went for a walk in a residential neighborhood.

A spokesman for the Bristol County District Attorney's office identified the victim as George E. Power, 71, of North Easton. Power was taken by ambulance to Good Samaritan Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:06 a.m., the Enterprise reported.

The driver of the vehicle that killed Power was 17-year-old Colin O'Hearne, also of North Easton. A student at Oliver Ames High School, O'Hearne had attended a 6 a.m. football practice which was scheduled to conclude at 8:30 or 9.

O'Hearne was reportedly traveling eastbound on Summer Street when he lost control of his car, striking Power and his dog before crashing into a tree and then a utility pole, according to police.

Charges against O’Hearne will be sought in Taunton District Court pending the outcome of their investigation, police told the Enterprise.

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