Police: Driver Who Hit & Killed Pedestrian was Drinking

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Cleveland police cars at the scene of a fatal car vs. pedestrian crash at East 142nd Street and Kinsman Avenue. (Photo Credit: Fox 8 News)

CLEVELAND– A woman walking along E. 142nd and Kinsman Ave. Tuesday afternoon was hit by a truck and killed.

Police say it happened just after 4 p.m.

The victim, a 25-year-old woman, was taken to the hospital, but later died.

Cleveland police say an investigation reveals that a man in a pickup truck struck the woman. The driver remained on scene.

But, police say, while on scene, the driver threw a liquor bottle out of the truck and into a snow bank.

Police say it appeared the driver was intoxicated.

He was arrested.

No word yet on charges.

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