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Police say a 76-year-old Peru woman has died after she was struck by a truck in the Kokomo Mall parking lot Monday afternoon.

Police said a 25-year-old Kokomo man was driving a pickup truck south in the parking lot at around 1 p.m. when he hit the Peru woman, whose name is being withheld until family members are notified, according to a release.

The woman was transported to Community Howard Regional Health and later transferred to an Indianapolis hospital, where she died at 4:55 a.m. Tuesday.

Police say the driver of the truck was transported to a local Kokomo hospital for a toxicology test, which is required in an accident involving serious personal injury. Officers said the driver is cooperating with the accident investigation.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Capt. Heath Haalck at 765-456-7286 or the Kokomo Police Department hotline at 765-456-7017. Callers may qualify for a cash reward by calling Central Indiana Crime Stoppers at 1-800-262-TIPS with your anonymous tip.

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