The Wichita Police Department issued a correction on the victim’s name and age. This article has been updated to reflect that.
WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — A woman fatally hit by a car in east Wichita Wednesday morning has been identified by the Wichita Police Department (WPD) as 69-year-old Ellen Edens from Wichita.
According to the WPD, at 11:50 a.m., they responded to an injury accident at the intersection of E. 2nd St N & Oliver, just outside Robinson Middle School.
Upon arrival, police say they found a pedestrian, now identified as Edens, and her dog, who had been hit by a 2001 Chevrolet Suburban driven by an 82-year-old woman.
The WPD says EMS and Wichita Fire rendered emergency medical aid to Edens, but she succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Her dog also died as a result of being hit.
Wichita police say that investigators learned that the driver of the Suburban was headed northbound on Oliver and hit Edens and her dog while she was crossing the street in a marked crosswalk.
An investigation into the circumstances of the collision is ongoing.