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Truck hits pedestrian

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LITTLEROCK – A 74-year-old woman became the Antelope Valley’s 81st traffic fatality of 2005 when she was hit by a pickup truck while walking across Highway 138 from a restaurant. Juanita R. Cooper of Llano had crossed the westbound lane and was in the eastbound lane of the highway in front of Carol’s Cafe in the highway’s 7800 block when she was hit by the truck about 5:20 p.m. Thursday, California Highway Patrol officials said. Driver Larry Connely, 58, of Littlerock told CHP officers his 2002 Toyota Tundra was traveling about 35 mph when it hit the woman, who was not in a crosswalk, officials said. Witnesses performed CPR on the woman until firefighters arrived, but the victim was pronounced dead enroute to the hospital, CHP officials said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Cooper was at least the 11th pedestrian to die so far this year in the Antelope Valley, records show. The traffic death total of 81 is up about 10 percent from last year, when 74 people died on valley streets, roads and highways. The record for traffic fatalities is 87, set in 2003.last_img read more

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