Columbia, MO : Woman dead after accident on Providence on Thursday evening, January 22, 2015
A woman was killed while crossing Providence Road on Thursday night, a short distance from where a man was hit by an SUV around midday.
Columbia Fire Department Battalion Chief Brad Fraizer said firefighters were called to the scene at 7 p.m., and didn't try to resuscitate the woman.
"We arrived on the scene ... and the pedestrian was obviously deceased," Fraizer said.
Columbia police said in a news release that a 24-year-old died when struck by a 2001 Lexus GS300 traveling north on Providence at Carter Lane. Police didn't identify the pedestrian's sex.
Police said the driver, Alvin Debrose Jr., didn't see the pedestrian crossing the road. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene, and won't be identified until next of kin is notified, police said. Debrose was uninjured.
Police don't suspect Debrose was impaired by drugs or alcohol, but won't know about the pedestrian until the Boone County Medical Examiner's Office completes its investigation.
The accident was the third involving a vehicle and pedestrian in Columbia on Thursday. A person on foot was also hit by a vehicle at College Avenue and Rollins Street in the morning, in addition to the midday accident at Providence and Nifong Boulevard.
Fraizer said three pedestrian accidents in one day is "an anomaly."
Pedestrian killed when hit by car in Columbia; 3rd person hit by car in 1 day