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Updated: Elderly woman killed after accident in Pekin identified

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PEKIN, Ill. (HOI) -- -

A 75-year-old woman has died after she was struck by a vehicle backing out of a driveway in Pekin Tuesday. 

Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood identified her as Rita A. Weathers of Pekin. He adds that she died at OSF Saint Francis just after 3 p.m. after being struck in the 1800 block of Broadway Road in Pekin just before 2:30 p.m. 

The autopsy showed Weathers died of severe head trauma as a result of being hit by the vehicle. 

The Pekin Police Department and Peoria County Coroner are investigating. It is unknown if the driver of the vehicle will face any charges in connection with the death. 

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