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Associated Press, Published June 26 2009

Woman struck, killed by garbage truck while walking dog

ST. PAUL - A woman walking her dog in St. Paul was struck and killed by a garbage truck Friday.

Police say the 70-year-old woman was taking her dog to Mears Park, like she did almost every morning. The woman was crossing the street at an intersection when she was hit by the truck. The driver was taken to police headquarters for drug and alcohol testing, which is standard procedure.

Authorities say it's not clear whether the woman was in the crosswalk when she was hit. Her dog was not injured and was taken to St. Paul animal control.

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