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Police says pedestrian fatally struck in southwestern Indiana by suspected drunken driver


OAKLAND CITY, Indiana — 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.

Information from: WFIE-TV,

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