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Police ID 35-year-old woman killed trying to cross street

Woman killed as she stepped into crosswalk

A 35-year-old woman who was attempting to cross the street in southeast Wichita is dead after she was struck by a car in the crosswalk, Wichita police said Monday.
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A 35-year-old woman who was attempting to cross the street in southeast Wichita is dead after she was struck by a car in the crosswalk, Wichita police said Monday.

Updated April 24: The 35-year-old woman who was hit by a car as she attempted to cross the street in southeast Wichita on Monday was identified Tuesday morning as Kimberly Daffron, of Newton, the Wichita Police Department said.

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A 35-year-old woman who was attempting to cross the street in southeast Wichita is dead after she was struck by a car in the crosswalk, Wichita police said Monday.

The woman had just begun to cross Oliver at George Washington Boulevard at about 10:15 a.m. Monday when a white car driven by a 70-year-old man struck her, Wichita police Officer Charley Davidson said. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver continued going south away from the accident as witnesses began following him, Davidson said. They also called police.

The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office assisted the Wichita Police Department and were able to stop the driver not far from the accident.

A medical condition is thought to be involved, Davidson said.

It is not yet known if the driver ran a red light, he said.

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