Pedestrian Struck, Killed by Cement Mixer

Woman hit near Preston Road and Northwest Highway

By Frank Heinz
|  Monday, Jul 2, 2012  |  Updated 12:35 PM CDT
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Woman killed in Dallas while trying to cross the road at Preston and Northwest Highway.

NBC 5 News, Ben Russell

Woman killed in Dallas while trying to cross the road at Preston and Northwest Highway.

Dallas police are investigating a collision that killed a pedestrian Monday morning.

According to police, a 45-year-old woman was crossing Northwest Highway at Preston Road, in the crosswalk, when she was struck by a cement truck at about 8:30 a.m.

The woman died at the scene.

Dallas police said the driver, a 37-year-old male, told them he was making a turn from Preston Road to Northwest Highway and had a green light when he hit the woman.

Sgt. Frank Katani, with the Dallas Police Department, said the driver was coming from a nearby construction site and did not have a load in the mixer.

Investigators are hoping witnesses and cameras can help determine if the woman had the right of way in the crosswalk at the time of the collision.

NBC 5's Ben Russell contributed to this report.

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