Last night, Thursday June 13th, 2019, at 8:40 p.m., East Precinct officers responded to a vehicle crash involving a pedestrian. Police and medical crews arrived and found the pedestrian suffering from critical injuries. She was transported to a local area hospital.
This morning, June 14th, that pedestrian passed away from her injuries at the hospital. She has been identified as 82-year-old Louanna Battams.
The investigation determined a car was travelling east along Southeast Foster Road and struck Ms. Battams who was crossing, in an unmarked crosswalk, near Southeast 71st Avenue. The driver of the car stayed at the scene of the crash and cooperated with the investigation. The driver was eventually released from the scene.
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