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Police investigating after Union Township woman struck and killed by truck

A 73-year old woman from Union Township in Isabella County is dead after being struck by a vehicle while walking back to her home from the roadway.


The Sheriff's office says deputies were called for a one vehicle accident involving a pedestrian. When they arrived to the scene, officers discovered the 73-year old female victim who had been walking back to her residence from the roadway, possible mailbox, and had been struck by a pickup truck that left the roadway.


The driver of the vehicle, a 23-year old Mt. Pleasant man told deputies that he may have fallen asleep and left the roadway striking the victim.


The woman was pronounced deceased at the scene, the driver of the vehicle was taken to a local hospital to be checked out.

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