- Associated Press - Sunday, October 11, 2015

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The Kansas Highway Patrol says a woman is dead after trying to cross Interstate 135 in southern Wichita and being hit by a pickup truck.

The Wichita Eagle (https://bit.ly/1K210a8 ) reports troopers were dispatched after getting a call of a hitchiker walking north on the highway shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday.

Master Trooper Eric Molleker says the woman tried to cross the highway from the east to west side. He says a van in the right lane slowed to avoid hitting her but a pickup truck in the left lane slightly behind the van struck her when she entered that lane.

A Sedgwick County emergency dispatcher described the woman as being 50 to 60 years old. She was pronounced dead at 10:06 p.m.

The driver of the pickup was not hurt.

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Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, https://www.kansas.com


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