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Woman Killed by Truck Driver in West Village This Morning [Second Update]

11:34 AM EDT on August 27, 2012

Photo: WNBC

A pedestrian was struck and killed by the driver of a tractor trailer in the West Village this morning.

The victim, a 58-year-old woman, was riding a foot scooter at Sixth Avenue and Houston Street when she was struck at approximately 8:55 a.m., according to NYPD, FDNY and published reports. NBC cited a crossing guard who said the truck driver was making a right from Houston onto Sixth.

The Daily News said the victim was dragged to the intersection of Sixth and Carmine Street, a distance of two blocks.

She died at the scene and her body remained under the wheels of the truck Monday morning as cops probed her gruesome death.

The victim's identity was not available at this writing. The NYPD Accident Investigation Squad was dispatched to the scene, a police spokesperson said.

We'll post additional information as we get it.

Update: NYPD told Gothamist that the victim was "crossing east to west on Houston Street" on the scooter. A Times report confirms that, according to police, the driver was turning right from Houston to Sixth when the victim was struck by a rear wheel. Gothamist and the Post are reporting that the driver did not stop until alerted by witnesses. Per the Times: "The truck driver stayed on the scene and was not charged, the police said."

Update: The victim has been identified in the News and Wall Street Journal as Jessica Dworkin of Manhattan.

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