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Woman struck, killed by truck in Brooklyn: police

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Posted at 12:53 PM, Jan 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-08 07:32:20-05

BOROUGH PARK, Brooklyn — A woman was struck and killed by a cement mixing truck in Brooklyn Tuesday morning, police said.

Authorities were called to the vicinity of 49th Street and New Utrecht Avenue in Borough Park around 11:55 a.m.

Officers arrived to find 68-year-old Judith Wieder with trauma to her body, police said. She was pronounced dead, police said.

Investigation determined the Kenworth cement mixer truck struck Wieder as she was walking across New Utrecht Avenue.

Police said Wieder was walking mid-block and outside of the crosswalk when she was struck.

Video from Citizen app shows white cloth covering parts of a truck, which appears to be a cement truck and several firefighters on scene.

This is the second pedestrian to die after being struck by a truck in less than 12 hours. A 10-year-old boy died in the hospital after he and his mother were struck by a sanitation truck in Corona, Queens, police said. His mother remains at the hospital in critical condition.