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Man in wheelchair succumbs to injuries following crash in Stonington

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STONINGTON, CT (WFSB) -

A man police said was in a wheelchair when he was struck by a vehicle in Stonington Wednesday has died.

Police said Raymond A. Lanphere, 78, died Thursday shortly after 7 p.m.

Officers said he was struck on Route 1, also known as Broad Street, around 10 a.m. on Wednesday.

Mary Wise, 67, was identified by police as the driver of the vehicle that was involved.

Police said she stopped at the scene.

Lanphere had to be airlifted to a hospital in Rhode Island by the Life Star medical helicopter.

The aircraft had to land at a nearby middle school, which temporarily locked it down.

Police said the investigation into how the crash happened continues.

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