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Pedestrian Struck, Killed In South Philadelphia

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By Mike Dougherty


PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -
Philadelphia police say a car struck and killed a woman in South Philadelphia Friday night.

According to accident investigators, the victim believed to be in her 40s, tried running across Penrose Avenue when she was hit by a car. At least one more car ran over the woman while she was lying in the street.

It happened near the intersection of Penrose and Pattison at about 5:30. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene a few minutes later.

The driver of the initial vehicle stopped immediately and charges are not expected to be filed.

Police have not released the woman’s identity.