PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A crash involving a PECO truck in Northeast Philadelphia killed a beloved nun on Thursday afternoon. Police say the PECO truck struck the 80-year-old woman when she was crossing Academy Road and Morrell Avenue, around 2:30 p.m.

The truck driver told officers he didn’t see her when he was making a turn.

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She was transported to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital and was pronounced dead.

Archbishop Ryan High School's Sister Frances Antoinette Struck, Killed By PECO Truck In Northeast Philadelphia

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The victim has been identified as Sister Frances Antoinette, a beloved member of Archbishop Ryan High School. She taught theology to many students throughout the years.

The school shared the tragic news on social media, calling her “a remarkable woman who dedicated her life to god, the community, and the students of Archbishop Ryan.”


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An investigation continues. No arrests have been made, according to police.