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Woman Struck, Killed by Vehicle on Thornton Avenue in Newark

Woman Dies Following Fatal Newark Pedestrian Accident on Thornton Avenue near Peachtree Avenue

Newark, California (October 23, 2019) – According to authorities, a 64-year-old woman died after being hit by a vehicle in Newark last week Friday.

The fatal pedestrian accident, which was reported just before 7:15 p.m. Friday, October 18, happened on Thornton Avenue, just west of Peachtree Avenue.

Reportedly, a vehicle, driven by a 22-year-old Hayward man, entered the westbound lane and struck the woman.

The woman whose name has not been released pending notification of family died at the scene.

The driver of the vehicle involved stopped at the scene and cooperated with investigators. Authorities said alcohol nor drugs were suspected factors in the crash.

An investigation into the accident is ongoing. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call Newark police traffic Sgt. Brian Simon at brian.simon@newark.org, or call 510-578-4995.

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