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Windsor police are seeking the public's help as they trace the footsteps of a 42-year-old Windsor woman who was struck by a vehicle and killed Saturday night, as she walked down the middle of the eastbound lanes of E.C. Row Expressway.
Police said officers were dispatched to the area between Jefferson Boulevard and Central Avenue at about 6:45 p.m. after motorists on the expressway began calling in about the female pedestrian. The woman was eventually hit by a vehicle and sustained severe injuries, said police. She was transported to hospital where she was later pronounced dead.
Its not a common occurrence having people walking on the E.C. Row, Staff Sgt. Todd Cox said. When it does happen, we deal with it priority one.
The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and spoke with officers, said police.
The section of E.C. Row was closed for about seven hours to allow for a traffic reconstruction investigation. The area was dark at the time of the accident. There are no streetlights on that section of the expressway.
Police are looking to speak with witnesses who may have seen a woman walking along E.C. Row.
We don't know why she was on the expressway, Cox said. We need the publics help to trace back why she was there.
The woman's name was not being released pending notification of next of kin.
Police said the investigation is ongoing but they don't anticipate any charges will be laid.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Criminal Investigative Branch at 519-255-6700, ext. 4830, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS), online at www.catchcrooks.com, or submit a tip on Facebook.