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Pedestrian injured in Willmar accident

WILLMAR - A Willmar woman was injured Thursday morning when she was struck by a pickup while walking across a street. The incident was reported at 6:46 a.m. in the area of Ninth Street and Litchfield Avenue Southwest. The pedestrian was identifie...

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WILLMAR – A Willmar woman was injured Thursday morning when she was struck by a pickup while walking across a street.

The incident was reported at 6:46 a.m. in the area of Ninth Street and Litchfield Avenue Southwest.

The pedestrian was identified as Tracie Leopold, 46, of Willmar.

According to a news release from Willmar Police Chief Jim Felt, Leopold was crossing the street mid-block in a non-crosswalk area when she was struck by a 2002 Ford pickup driven by Stephen Stein, 67, of Willmar, that was going east on Litchfield Avenue Southwest.

Leopold was transported to Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the news release.

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Felt said there are no pending charges against either person involved in the crash at this time.

The Willmar Police Department was assisted by the Willmar Ambulance Service.

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Carolyn Lange is a features writer at the West Central Tribune. She can be reached at clange@wctrib.com or 320-894-9750
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