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Woman killed after pedestrian/vehicle crash in Independence

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Independence (WQOW) - A woman was killed after being hit by a vehicle in Independence.  It happened before 6 o'clock Wednesday night on Highway 93 near 3rd street.  The driver was interviewed and then released.  Police say alcohol does not appear to be a factor.  No names are being released.  If there's more information tomorrow about the investigation, we'll pass it along.

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Press Release from the Independence Police Department: 

On Wednesday January 9th, 2013 at 5:54 pm. The Trempealeau County Dispatch Center received a 911 call of a pedestrian that had been struck by a vehicle on Washington Street (State Road 93) near 3rd Street.

The Trempealeau County Sheriff's Department and Independence Police Department responded to the crash and found an unresponsive female and began first aid. Medical personnel arrived on scene a short time later and performed CPR on the victim. The victim was transported to Tri-County Hospital in Whitehall where she succumbed to her injuries.

The driver of the striking vehicle was taken to Tri-County Hospital for a legal blood draw, which is standard procedure in fatal crashes. The driver was then interviewed and released. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor.

The investigation is ongoing and no names are being released at this time.

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