Woman dies after being struck by vehicle on highway

Published 12-20-2018

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GREENFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Police have identified a 20-year-old woman who was struck and killed by a sport-utility vehicle on a highway in northern Massachusetts.

State police say Nyka Sanders, of Greenfield, was struck Wednesday night in the right travel lane of Interstate 91 northbound in Greenfield.

Authorities said Thursday that a preliminary investigation found Sanders got out of a vehicle on the highway and was attempting to wave down passing vehicles when she was hit. State police say it's not clear why she got out of the vehicle, which hasn't been found, or why she was in the travel lane.

The SUV driver, a 43-year-old man, stayed at the scene and is cooperating with police. Also in the SUV were a woman and three juveniles. None of them was injured.

The accident remains under investigation.

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