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Pedestrian identified as elderly woman after being fatally hit on Boise Bench

Boise Police crash reconstructionists were out taking measurements in front front of the Jacksons on Cole Road Sunday morning. An elderly woman was struck by a car as she crossed the street late Friday night, Aug. 24, 2018. She died at a local hospital.
Boise Police crash reconstructionists were out taking measurements in front front of the Jacksons on Cole Road Sunday morning. An elderly woman was struck by a car as she crossed the street late Friday night, Aug. 24, 2018. She died at a local hospital.

An elderly Boise woman walking across Cole Road on the Boise Bench on Friday night was struck by a car and died a local hospital hours later, according to police.

The 83-year-old woman, Glenys Jenson, was identified by the Ada County Coroner on Monday.

Police shut down Cole Road in both directions for several hours while they investigated the collision in front of the Jacksons Food Store near Hummel Street.

The woman was walking toward the Jacksons store when she was struck by a vehicle traveling in the southbound lane, an officer at the scene told the Statesman. The crash happened around 10 p.m and she died at 1:24 a.m. Saturday, according to a coroner’s report.

Police said the adult female driver was cooperating with the investigation. They do not believe alcohol was a factor in the accident. No charges have been filed.

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A Boise fire truck helps investigators at the scene of a car v. pedestrian crash on Cole Road in Boise. (Photo by Katy Moeller)

Katy Moeller: 208-377-6413

Reporter Ruth Brown contributed to this report.

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