Pedestrian hit and killed by car in City Market parking lot


CAÑON CITY, Colo. — A pedestrian was killed when a driver accidentally hit the gas instead of the brake in the parking lot of a Cañon City grocery store Wednesday afternoon, according to police.

Police have identified the man who died as 67-year-old Mark Bennett of Cañon City .

Police said the crash happened around 4 p.m. at the City Market on Fremont Drive. Bennett was walking through the parking lot when he was hit by a Ford Focus, according to police. He was taken to the hospital, where he died later Wednesday evening.

Police said the Focus also hit a parked car, pushing it into another car and causing moderate damage to both,

Police said the driver of the Focus, 87-year-old Robert Sergeant from Cañon City, did not appear to be impaired. Police said it appears Sergeant was pulling into a parking space when he accidentally hit the accelerator instead of the brake.

Police said charges are pending.

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