- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 7, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a distracted driver struck a parked vehicle and three people, killing a woman.

Muscogee County Deputy Coroner Charles Newton told news outlets that 62-year-old Rebecca Hastie was pronounced dead at the scene Sunday. Two other people were struck, but only one was treated at a hospital.

Officials say an unoccupied Dodge Dakota was parked on the outside lane of an avenue. Hastie, a 47-year-old man and a 57-year-old woman were standing around an injured dog in the lane when they were struck by a 38-year-old man.

Authorities say the crash caused his vehicle to strike the Dodge’s bumper, sending it into a drainage ditch on the side of the road.

He told police that he didn’t see the pedestrians until after the collision. The crash remains under investigation.

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