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Elderly Pedestrian Killed by Pickup Identified

The 75-year-old woman died Friday night.


A 75-year-old woman who was struck and killed while crossing the road in Palo Alto Friday night has been identified as Ming Yuan Zuo, of Palo Alto, according to the Santa Clara County medical examiner's office.

Officers were called around 8 p.m. to a report of a major injury accident involving a truck and a pedestrian in the 800 block of Embarcadero Road near Rinconada Park, police said.

Emergency responders arriving on the scene located Zuo, who had been hit while crossing Embarcadero Road between Walnut Drive and BretHarte
Street, where there is no crosswalk, according to police.

Zuo was taken to Stanford Hospital where she later died.

Police said a San Jose woman in her 30s was driving the pickup truck that struck the victim. The driver stopped at the scene and cooperated with police.

The cause of the collision has not yet been determined, but police
say alcohol and drugs do not appear to be a factor.

Police are asking anyone who witnessed the collision to call (650) 329-2413. Those who wish to remain anonymous may email a tip to paloalto@tipnow.org or sent a text or voice message to (650) 383-8984.

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