Pedestrian fatally struck in SW Indiana community

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OAKLAND CITY, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a pedestrian has died after being hit by a vehicle with a suspected drunken driver behind the wheel in a southwestern Indiana community.

Police say the woman was hit along a street Thursday night in Gibson County’s Oakland City and was taken by a medical helicopter for treatment.

State police Sgt. Todd Ringle tells WFIE-TV that the woman later died. He says a 29-year-old woman has been arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated causing death.

The identity of the victim wasn’t immediately released. Oakland City is about 25 miles north of Evansville. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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