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Car Kills Woman Running From Dogs

August 18, 1998

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) _ A woman trying to get away from two Rottweilers stepped in front of a car and was killed, authorities said Tuesday.

``One witness said they were nipping at her heels,″ said Franklin County sheriff’s Cpl. Dave McMannis. ``She was dancing to get away from them.″

The dogs had gotten out of their backyard pen Monday by chewing through a cord that secured the cage, he said. They had been running loose most of the afternoon and had chased other people before Kimela D. Foster, 38, walked by, McMannis said.

To get away from the dogs, Ms. Foster stepped into the street and was struck, he said.

No charges will be filed against the driver. Authorities had not decided if charges would be filed against the dogs’ owner.

The dogs were taken into county custody.

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