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Tigard Police investigating fatal car crash on 99W

Tigard Police are investigating after a woman was struck and killed by a tow truck while walking across Pacific Highway early Wednesday morning.

According to Jim Wolf, a spokesman with the Tigard Police Department, a 31-year-old woman from West Linn was stepped into the northbound lane of Pacific Highway near Southwest 71st Avenue at about 2:20 a.m., Wednesday morning.

The woman was struck by a passing tow truck from Vancouver, Wash.

Witness statements indicated the woman may have stepped into the path of the tow truck, Wolf said.

The woman's name has not yet been released while police notify next of kin.

The Washington County Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team is assisting in the investigation.

The driver of the tow truck, a 43-year-old man from Vancouver, Wash., has been fully cooperative with police, Wolf said. No citatation were issued. The investigation is ongoing.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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