Woman Struck By Pickup In Pekin Dies

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A woman, struck by a pickup truck while she was walking on Broadway Road in Pekin, has died.

Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood says the woman was pronounced dead at 3:03 p.m. Tuesday at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, nearly 45 minutes after Pekin police were called to the scene.

The victim’s name is being withheld pending notification of family. Harwood says an autopsy performed Wednesday revealed the woman died of severe head trauma.

Pekin police say officers were dispatched to the 1800 block of Broadway Road in Pekin around 2:25 p.m. Tuesday.

Police say the pickup was apparently backing out of a driveway when the woman was struck.

An investigation continues.

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