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78-year-old Nampa pedestrian struck, killed by pickup truck driver, police say

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Nampa Police say a 78-year-old woman was struck and killed Tuesday morning after a pickup truck driver hit her near the intersection of Birch Lane and Kensington Drive.

The 7:23 a.m. crash happened when a 78-year-old man driving a Chevrolet truck hit the pedestrian, according to a Nampa PD news release. Neither the driver nor the victim have been publicly identified. The pedestrian died at the scene of the crash.

The driver was cooperative with police, according to authorities, and alcohol and drugs are not believed to be a factor in the crash.

Nampa Police interviewed several witnesses Tuesday and the investigation is ongoing.

Reporter Ruth Brown covers the criminal justice and correctional systems in Idaho. She focuses on breaking news, public safety and social justice. Prior to coming to the Idaho Statesman, she was a reporter at the Idaho Press-Tribune, the Bakersfield Californian and the Idaho Falls Post Register.
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