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Officials ID elderly pedestrian in fatal accident

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Authorities released the name Tuesday of an 83-year-old woman who was struck and killed by a van on an East County street.

Dorothy Stephens of La Mesa was trying to cross the 10800 block of Calle Verde in the Rancho San Diego area with a friend when a Chevrolet Express 3500 hit them about 6:30 p.m. Monday, according to the Medical Examiner's Office and California Highway Patrol.

Medics took Stephens to a nearby park in preparation to be flown to a hospital, but she died before the arrival of an air ambulance.

Her 77-year-old companion was taken to a hospital for treatment of serious injuries, CHP public-affairs Officer Brian Pennings said.

The accident remained under investigation Tuesday afternoon, and it was unclear if the involved driver, a 55-year-old La Mesa man, was at fault, according to Pennings. Witnesses said he did not appear to be speeding when the women were struck, the officer said.


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