The driver who struck a 65-year-old homeless woman early Tuesday said the pedestrian was standing in the intersection moments before the wreck, according to a Columbus police report.
Authorities were called to the intersection of First Avenue and 13th Street around 12:05 a.m. Tuesday to investigate the wreck that killed 65-year-old Mary Alice Gleghorn.
Officials said a 40-year-old Smiths Station, Ala. woman driving a 2003 Ford F150 headed west on 13th Street. She entered the intersection at 1st Avenue on a green light, according to her statement to police.
The report said Gleghorn was standing in the center of the intersection at the time, but the driver said she didn’t see her until after she drove into the intersection.
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She told police she tried to change lanes to avoid the woman, but the truck struck the pedestrian. Gleghorn was pronounced dead on the scene at 12:40 a.m. Tuesday.