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Pedestrian Hit, Killed Crossing Street

Pedestrian Hit, Killed Crossing Street

Posted - Oct. 7, 2004 at 12:25 p.m.



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Amanda Butterfield Reporting An elderly woman is hit by a car and dies while on her way to church. It happened early this morning on a busy road.

Police say Elizabeth Arslanian, age 83, was trying to cross 13th East to get to St. Vincent's Church near the Van Winkle Expressway. She wasn't using a cross walk and was wearing dark clothes.

When the driver of the car saw the woman in the road, she slammed on her brakes, but it was too late.

Murray police arrived and blocked traffic to one lane while investigators removed the body. Police say the victim took a risk crossing the street.

Sgt. Doug Roberts, Murray City Police: "She was not using the crosswalk, there's not crosswalks here. I believe there is one down at the intersection. There was no lighting, she was dressed in dark clothing."

The investigation is ongoing, but police say they don't anticipate filing any charges against the driver of the car. There was no alcohol involved and speed was not a factor. The driver was taken to a nearby hospital and was shaken up, but okay.

Neighbors say people often cross the street before they reach the cross-walk because there is no sidewalk leading to the intersection.

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