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Authorities say woman, 81, dies after being struck by pickup

September 4, 2019

MCCOOK, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a woman was struck and killed while walking along a county road in southwest Nebraska.

The McCook Gazette reports that a southbound pickup truck hit 81-year-old Joyce Vernon as she walked south on Sunday afternoon, about a half-mile (1 kilometer) north of McCook.

The pickup driver was identified as 21-year-old Jacob Carter, of McCook.

The Nebraska State Patrol and Red Willow County Sheriff’s Office are investigating.

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