Pedestrian hit by vehicle

First responders work at the scene of a fatal auto-pedestrian collision in the 500 block of Valley Mills Drive on Wednesday afternoon. Police identified the victim as Waco resident Luddie Hubert, 88.

Staff photo — Rod Aydelotte, file

Police have identified the woman killed after she was hit by a pickup Wednesday afternoon while crossing Valley Mills Drive as Waco resident Luddie Hubert, 88.

Police believe a vehicle driving southeast in the 500 block of Valley Mills had slowed to let Hubert cross, when the pickup drove around the slowed vehicle and hit Hubert, not knowing she was there, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said Wednesday.

Hubert was taken to Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center with severe injuries. She was pronounced dead at the hospital shortly before 6 p.m.

There was no designated crosswalk where the woman was struck, Swanton said. Police said the crash appeared to be an accident, but the investigation remains ongoing.

Kristin Hoppa has been covering public safety and breaking news for the Tribune-Herald since January 2016. She worked in Northwest Missouri covering crime-related issues before her move to Central Texas. She is a University of Kansas graduate.

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