Woman killed after being hit by pickup

Woman killed when struck by a pickup on a county road Sunday near McCook. (MGN)
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McCOOK, Neb. (AP) - An 81-year-old woman died after she was struck while walking along a county road in southwest Nebraska.

The McCook Gazette reports that a southbound pickup truck hit Joyce Vernon as she walked south on Sunday afternoon, about a half-mile north of McCook.

The pickup driver was identified as 21-year-old Jacob Carter, of McCook.

The Nebraska State Patrol and Red Willow County Sheriff's Office are investigating.

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