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Woman struck and killed in Eugene parking lot

Police say Dorothy Benson, 82, hit her head outside the Bi-Mart store on River Road.

Posted: Nov 14, 2019 4:47 PM
Updated: Nov 14, 2019 5:35 PM

EUGENE, Ore. – An elderly woman was killed after being hit by a truck in a Bi-Mart parking lot.

The crash happened on the afternoon of Nov. 8 at 2030 River Road.

Eugene police said Dorothy Benson, 82, was hit by a pickup truck driving through the parking lot at a low speed. But Benson fell backward, hitting her head on the pavement.

She was taken to a hospital and later died.

The Eugene Police Department Major Collision Investigation team responded.

Police said the driver cooperated with the investigation, and impairment did not play a role.

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