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Tacoma woman struck by car on Yelm Highway dies

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on May 23, 2012 at 10:19 am |
May 23, 2012 10:19 am

A 21-year-old Tacoma woman who was hit by a car early Sunday while walking on the Yelm Highway has died.

Jessica Richards died Tuesday afternoon at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, the Washington State Patrol reported.

She was walking in the roadway on Yelm Highway just west of Meridian Road shortly before 1:30 a.m. Sunday when an eastbound car struck her.

The 54-year-old driver remained at the scene. He was not injured.

Troopers were investigating the wreck.

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