Woman hit, killed by car while crossing Topeka street

By: KAKE News (WIBW) -- Email
By: KAKE News (WIBW) -- Email

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- A 55 year-old woman was killed as she tried to cross a main Topeka thoroughfare late Thursday evening.

Police said the woman was trying to cross in the 5600 block of 29th Street shortly after 8 p.m. when a westbound sedan struck her. Officers noted she was using a cane as she tried to cross the five-lane artery and was wearing dark clothing.

The woman, who has not been identified yet, was rushed to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead. Authorities said they will release her name once the next of kin has been notified.

Police have shut down SW 29th St. from SW Arrowhead to SW McClure while the Topeka Police Accident Reconstruction Team investigates. They expect it to remain closed for much of the night.

Anyone who has information on this incident is asked to contact the Topeka Police Dept. at 785-368-9400 or Crime Stoppers at 785-234-0007.

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