Rockford Scanner™: Woman Walking Her Dog, Is Struck By A Vehicle And Is Killed


UPDATE:  The victim has been identified as April Guthrie, age 47 of Beloit.

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The City of Beloit Police Department is investigating a fatal vehicle vs. pedestrian accident that occurred at the intersection of Liberty Avenue and Oak Street at 4:53 p.m. Sunday.

The pedestrian, a 47-year-old Beloit woman, was walking a dog across the street when she was struck by a pickup truck. The woman was transported by the Beloit Fire Department to Beloit Memorial Hospital where she died from her injuries.

The dog was transported to Veterinarian Emergency Services with life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the pickup truck, a 56-year-old Verona man, is fully cooperating with authorities. While the accident remains under investigation, it does not appear that the driver was at fault.

The Wisconsin State Patrol is assisting with the accident reconstruction.

The Beloit Police Department is not identifying the pedestrian or the driver at this time. No one is available for interviews Sunday night.