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Woman killed while walking across street to help injured motorcyclist lying in the road

The 51-year-old woman was hit by a truck while crossing the street to help a motorcyclist who had just crashed into the side of car.
Credit: Associated Press

KILLEEN, Texas — A woman who stopped to help a motorcyclist who crashed his bike into another car was hit and killed while crossing the street to get to him, Killeen police said in a press release Friday.

The accident happened Wednesday around 6:15 p.m. at the intersection of 38th St. and Water St.

Police said the driver of a Chevy Impala failed to yield the right of way while turning at the intersection. The motorcyclist crashed into the side of it and was thrown from the bike.

A Kia Sorento then hit the motorcycle that was lying in the roadway.

A woman who saw the crash pulled over to help and while she was crossing 38th St. police said she was hit by a Chevy Silverado.

Pamela Kay Freeman, 51, was taken to Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center where she died later that night.

The motorcyclist was taken to Baylor, Scott & White Medical Center where he remained in critical condition Friday.

No one else involved in the crash was injured.

Police said the crash remains under investigation and they would release more information as it becomes available.

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