An elderly Napa man was killed this morning when his electric wheelchair was struck by a food delivery truck, a police captain said.
The victim was identified as 88-year-old Dean Goff.
Napa police said Lyle Albert Salez, 49, of Santa Rosa, had just delivered groceries to the Red Rock Cafe at 1010 Lincoln Ave. when he turned left out of the parking lot onto northbound Main Street around 10 a.m. in his Fresh and Frozen Foods Inc. delivery truck out of Rohnert Park.
Goff had just gone through the Red Rock Cafe parking lot in his electric wheelchair on the south side of the delivery truck, police Capt. Jeff Troendly said.
As the truck pulled forward onto Main Street, Goff drove his wheelchair in front of the truck and was struck, Troendly said.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Salez did not show any signs of impairment from drugs or alcohol, Troendly said. The collision is under investigation, he said.
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