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Woman killed in front of her own home

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by Brittany Earl

LINCOLN COUNTY(WAOW)--A woman is dead after being hit by a vehicle in the Town of Pine River just outside of Merrill.

Police say an elderly woman was hit by a van and then dragged in front of her home when crossing the road to get her mail.

Authorities say the crash happened at 6:04 PM on Highway 64 in the Town of Pine River just 7 miles outside of Merrill.

Police say a white van was heading west bound when the vehicle stuck the elderly woman on the passenger side. Lieutenant Grant Peterson with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department says the woman was wearing dark clothing and there were no street lights. Lt.. Peterson says the driver said they didn't see her.

The driver of the van is fine. There was a passenger who had minor injuries. That person voluntarily went to the hospital for a check up.

Police say at the time they don't believe alcohol or drugs were a factor but the case is still under investigation.

Online Reporter: Brittany Earl

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