Pedestrian fatally struck in SW Indiana community

(WISH Photo, file/Marcus Collins)
(WISH Photo, file/Marcus Collins)

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.

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