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Woman struck, killed by pickup in Henderson

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HENDERSON, NV (FOX5) -

Police said a 71-year-old woman was not in a marked crosswalk when she was fatally struck by a pickup truck Monday in a gated Henderson neighborhood.

Henderson police said the crash happened about 5:30 p.m. on Via Sarafina Drive at Palatine Terrace Avenue in the Seven Hills community.

The woman, who was identified by the Clark County coroner's office as Aiyun Yao, 71, was taken to St. Rose Dominican Hospital, Siena Campus, where she was pronounced dead.

Police said the driver of the Chevy Avalanche, 34-year-old Alejandro Gutierrez, did not appear to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Police also said speed did not appear to be a factor in the incident.

The driver voluntarily submitted a blood sample for testing, police said. An investigation was ongoing in the case.

Henderson police said Yao's death represented the second traffic-related pedestrian death in the city this year.

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