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Fatal Scalp Ave, Car vs Pedestrian Accident

Authorities have identified the woman hit and killed by a car while trying to cross Scalp Ave. Tuesday morning.

Cambria County Coroner Jeff Lees says 43-year-old Michelle Gilliland, of Johnstown, was hit by a car near the 1100 block of Scalp Ave. at 8:53 a.m.

Lees says Gilliland had just left McDonald’s and was trying to cross the road to catch the bus when she was struck by the vehicle and thrown 60 feet.

She was taken to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center where Lees says she was pronounced dead in the emergency room.

Her death has been ruled accidental.

Authorities say Gilliland was crossing at a non-pedestrian crossing and police remind the public to always cross a crosswalk, intersection or traffic light.

Scalp Ave. was closed between Luther Road and Constable Road as emergency crews responded.

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