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Pedestrian struck on Saturday dies

A pedestrian who was struck by a Dodge Durango while crossing U.S. Highway 50 Saturday night has died, according to the Washoe County Coroner's Office.

Ohio resident Betty Petrick, 71, was pronounced dead at Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno about 2:20 p.m. Tuesday, according to the office.

Her cause of death is listed as multiple injuries due to blunt-force trauma.

Petrick was pulling a wheeled suitcase from the north side of the highway near McP's Pub Tahoe at about a 45-degree angle at 11:47 p.m. when she was struck in the eastbound lanes of the road, according to a Monday statement from the city.

Petrick was thrown 20 to 30 feet in front of the vehicle following the collision and was flown to Reno by helicopter.

Investigation of the crash has found the driver of the vehicle, a 42-year-old man from Magalia, Calif. was traveling at or below the 35 mph speed limit at the time of the incident and was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Petrick was found at fault in the collision for crossing outside a a crosswalk and violating the right of way of the Durango.

Police ask anyone with information about the collision to call officer John Spaeth at 530-542-6100.


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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Sep 20, 2012 06:43PM Published Sep 20, 2012 06:41PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.