US teacher killed in traffic accident in Vietnam metro

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An American teacher was killed when he was hit by a truck in Ho Chi Minh City Monday morning.

The accident occurred around 9:50 a.m. when truck driver Vo Thanh Tam, 23, reached the intersection of Huynh Tan Phat  Luu Trong Lu streets in District 7's Tan Thuan Dong Ward, local residents said.

When he turned right onto Luu Trong Lu Street, Tam crashed into Wayne Madison, 55, who was riding a bicycle to work.

Madison was run over by the truck and was reportedly killed on the spot.

After the accident, the driver turned himself to Tan Thuan Dong police.

Police are investigating.

According to his family, Madison worked for an international school in District 7.

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