Authorities say an elderly woman is dead after being hit by a truck while crossing a Phoenix street.
Phoenix police identify the victim as 86-year-old Vera M. Dodd.
They say she was struck Friday morning near 36th Street and Thomas Road and later died of her injuries at a Phoenix hospital.
Police say Dodd was attempting to cross Thomas Road when a pickup truck that had the green light hit her.
Dodd had just celebrated her birthday on Monday.
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