Police identify pedestrian hit and killed in Greenwood

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GREENWOOD, Ind. (WISH) — Police have released the identity of the woman hit and killed in Greenwood Friday night.

The Johnson County Coroner’s Office determined the identity of the victim to be Theresa Jean Shaffer, a 53-year-old Indianapolis resident.

Greenwood police responded to a report of a pedestrian struck on Friday around 10 p.m. at U.S. 31 and Main Street in Greenwood.

Witnesses say she was walking eastbound on Main Street, wearing all dark clothing, when she walked directly into traffic on northbound U.S. 31.

The light was green for both directions of traffic at the time, and Shaffer was fatally hit by a 2004 Dodge Stratus.

Shaffer was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver and passenger of the Dodge Stratus were not injured.

Police say the driver stopped as soon as possible and stayed on the scene.

The driver tested negative at the scene for alcohol or other impairments.

Witnesses said it did not appear the vehicle that struck Shaffer was speeding.

Authorities have not yet located any next of kin for Shaffer.

If anyone has information about that would help to find Shaffer’s next of kin, please contact the Johnson County Coroner’s Office at 317-534-8344.

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