Elderly woman dies after being hit by car in East Texas

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An investigation is underway after a DeSoto Parish man was involved in an accident that killed an East Texas woman.

The accident happened shortly after 6:30 a.m. Tuesday on US 84, just east of County Rd. 3590 in Shelby County.

According to the DPS preliminary crash report, a 2015 Toyota passenger car was traveling west in the inside lane when it struck a pedestrian who was attempting to cross the highway. 

The pedestrian, identified as 76-year-old Doris Washington from Center, died at the scene. 

The driver of the Toyota,  identified as 35-year-old Joshua Hankins from Logansport was not injured in the accident.  

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