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Elderly Woman Struck While Getting Mail Has Died: Police

An 87-year-old Ellington woman has died after being struck by a car on Middle Road in Ellington while getting her mail on Tuesday evening, according to state police.

Janet Peck would have turned 88 today.

Police said Peck lived at 87 Middle Road and was hit by a Ford Focus while getting her mail.

An ambulance took her to Rockville General Hospital and she was airlifted to Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford. On Wednesday morning, police said she died from the injuries.

The driver, an 88-year-old Ellington man, was not injured. Police said it doesn't appear the Ford Focus was speeding and authorities don't believe the driver was intoxicated or suffered a medical condition.

Police said it's possible that poor visibility contributed to to the collision, since the scene of the crash is located around a curve on a hilltop.

Middle Road was closed in the area for several hours following the crash.

No charges have been filed.

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