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Elderly woman struck and killed by truck at busy Altoona intersection

By: WJAC Web Staff

ALTOONA, Pa. -- Police released the name of the woman killed in a pedestrian accident in Blair County.

Cecilia Hollern, 91, of Altoona, was killed when she was struck by a pickup truck on 17th Street in Altoona at about 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Witnesses told police that the driver of the truck tried to apply his brakes but slid on the wet roadway and struck Hollern.

She died at the scene.

Police said a reconstruction team was brought in to review the scene and that their investigation was continuing.

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Edgar Snyder

Washington Times