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WL woman struck and killed in early morning crash

Accident occurred in Tigard Wednesday morning


A 31-year old West Linn woman identified as Krista Nielsen was struck and killed by a tow truck in Tigard on Wednesday, according to Tigard police.

A 9-1-1 call to Tigard Police was made by a witness at 2:19 a.m. The incident occurred in the northbound lanes of Pacific Highway near 71st Avenue, police said.

The driver of the truck which struck the victim remained at the scene and fully cooperated with investigators. A witness reported that the victim appeared to have stepped-off the sidewalk and into the lane of travel. Police determined that the driver of the truck did not have time to react.

The driver, a 43 year- old Washington resident, was not cited according to police. The northbound lanes of Pacific were closed while police conducted the investigation. All lanes reopened prior to 5 a.m.

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