Wooster police department

WOOSTER -- A 77-year-old Wooster woman died Thursday, Dec. 26 after she was struck by a car while walking her dog, according to a press release issued Friday by the Wooster Police Department.

The preliminary investigation indicates a white Mazda CX-3 driven by a 52-year-old Wooster woman was traveling southbound on Melrose Drive when the 77-year-old pedestrian and her dog were attempting to cross the road.

At 3:19 p.m., officers of the Wooster Police Department were dispatched to the vehicle pedestrian crash at intersection of Melrose and Wildwood Drive. It appeared the 77-year-old had been crossing Melrose Drive. 

The pedestrian and her dog both suffered fatal injuries. She had been transported to Wooster Community Hospital by Wooster squad personnel. 

The driver of the Mazda had no visible injuries.

Neither woman was identified at this time. 

The State Highway Patrol crash reconstruction team was contacted, and responded to the scene. 

The crash is still under investigation at this time.

This is the third fatal crash involving a Wooster resident this week. A 69-year-old Wooster woman died in a two-vehicle crash Friday morning and an 87-year-old Wooster woman was killed in a Christmas Eve crash in Green Township, according to the Wooster Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

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