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Woman on scooter dies on Martin Way when she is hit by a truck

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Olympia police say a woman in her 50s died Tuesday when she was hit by a pickup truck on Martin Way East.

The woman was riding a medical scooter about 11:50 a.m. on the north shoulder of the 3000 block of Martin Way when the pickup truck pulled out of a driveway and struck her, according to police Lt. Paul Lower.

The woman died at the scene. Her name was not immediately released.

Police closed Martin Way near Pattison Street Northeast to investigate. It reopened about 3 p.m.

“Right now we just don’t see a criminal scene here. There’s no alcohol, nothing that indicates distracted (driving), anything like that,” Lower said.

Abby Spegman: 360-704-6869
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