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Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Pedestrian struck, killed in Mt. Lake

A pedestrian was killed when she was struck by a vehicle Monday morning in Mt. Lake.

The Mt. Lake Police Department reported that at 10:22 a.m., the accident was reported at the intersection of Third Avenue and 12th Street.

According to the report, a 2011 Ford pickup, driven by Dave Ahlbrecht of Mt. Lake, was turning left onto Third Avenue when the driver became blinded by sunlight and struck the victim, a 78-year-old Mt. Lake female.

The name of the victim is being withheld, pending notification of family.

The report stated the victim was believed to be in the crosswalk when she was struck, and that the fatal injuries occurred from hitting her head on the pavement.

Police Chief Doug Bristol noted that an accident reconstruction crew from the State Patrol was contacted and will further investigate the accident.

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