Tumwater police say a crash Friday killed a 75-year-old pedestrian on Cleveland Avenue Southeast.
The crash occurred just after 11:30 a.m. Friday on the 3800 block of Cleveland Avenue, according to the Washington State Patrol.
A 34-year-old man was driving a box van north on Cleveland Avenue when his van crossed the center line and struck the guardrail. The van then crossed back to the northbound sidewalk.
The pedestrian, a 75-year-old woman, jumped from the sidewalk to try to avoid the van but was struck in the roadway.
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She was pronounced dead at the scene. Police had not released her name as of late Friday afternoon.
The cause of the crash is under investigation. Police said preliminary reports suggest the driver may have experienced a medical emergency.
Cleveland Avenue was closed between Custer Way Southeast and Primrose Lane Southeast for several hours.