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Deaf and blind pedestrian killed in Henrico crash

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

A deaf and nearly blind man died after being struck by a car on Saint Patrick's Day.

44-year-old Randy Pease died on Creighton Road in eastern Henrico.

Family members say he should have been in a hospital to keep him under watch at all times. Pease struggled with a condition that gradually took away his sight and hearing.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports his home is 100 miles away in Virginia Beach, but there wasn't any room for him in any of the state healthcare centers.

The Virginia Beach Community Services Board said there was only room for him in a group home in Hillcrest Farms.

Police say Pease got out of the home on St. Patrick's day and wandered on the road around 11 p.m.

Henrico Police and the VA Beach Community Services Board are investigating.

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