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Woman struck and killed by a car while crossing the street; minor is left injured

CHARITON, Iowa (KWWL) — The Iowa State Patrol is reporting that a car at 8:16 a.m. struck two pedestrians at the intersection of Auburn and Main.

72-year-old Karen Blunk stopped at the stop sign at Auburn and Main. When she drove through the intersection, the sun was glaring through the windshield and did not see the two pedestrians walking across the street on the east side of the intersection.

The vehicle hit 62-year-old Bette Lawson and a minor child. Both were sent to the Lucas County Health Center. Lawson was pronounced dead and the minor child was left injured.

More information as this develops.

KWWL Staff

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