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Woman on scooter hit by a truck, killed in Olympia

Police respond to the accident scene on Martin Way East in Olympia. (KOMO News/Air 4 photo)

OLYMPIA, Wash. - A woman was hit by a truck and killed Tuesday as she was piloting her small medical scooter along a street in Olympia, police say.

Officers and medics responded to the scene, in the 3000 block of Martin Way East, at about 11:45 a.m. after receiving reports of a serious accident, said Lt. Paul Lower of the Olympia police.

A woman in her mid-50s was found deceased at the scene.

A preliminary investigation found that she was heading west on Martin Way on the scooter when a truck pulled out of a private driveway and struck her.

The truck driver was not impaired and stayed at the scene, assisting in the investigation.

Martin Way is closed in the area and is not expected to reopen until about 3 or 3:30 p.m.

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