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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Pedestrian killed in Newton

NEWTON

A 23-year-old woman walking on a Chestnut Hill sidewalk was killed yesterday when a car jumped the curb and struck her, Newton police said.

Officials said that the accident occurred at about 2:15 p.m. on Hammond Street near Chestnut Hill Road. The car was traveling north on Hammond when the 84-year-old driver apparently lost control.

Officials have withheld the names of the victim and the driver, who was injured in the crash and taken to Beth Israel Hospital, pending notification of their families. The Newton Police Department Traffic Bureau and the Massachusetts State Police are investigating the accident, officials said.

-- Ralph Ranalli

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