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Woman on motorized scooter struck, killed in NW Houston, police say

The scene where a woman on a scooter was struck and killed on Jan. 2, 2019.
The scene where a woman on a scooter was struck and killed on Jan. 2, 2019. (HPD)

HOUSTON – A woman was killed when police said the motorized scooter she was driving was struck by a vehicle in northwest Houston on Wednesday night.

The 86-year-old woman was struck in the 1800 block of Wirt Road, according to authorities. She exited a gate on the south side of an apartment complex and attempted to cross the road outside of a pedestrian crosswalk, according to police.

Police said the driver of the vehicle stayed at the scene and cooperated with authorities.

It is not clear why the woman was crossing the road in an area not designated for pedestrians.

The woman's identity is pending identification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.