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Car hits and kills woman on the sidewalk in Naples

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Posted at 9:03 AM, Mar 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-29 09:03:32-04

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. -- A Connecticut woman is dead after being hit by a car in East Naples Tuesday.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, the victim was walking along St. Andrews Boulevard near Deerwood Circle just after 11 a.m. when the incident happened.

Troopers say a car driving south on St. Andrews drove off the roadway and onto the shoulder, where the car hit a mailbox and then hit 73-year-old Geraldine Jennings of Plantsville Connecticut.

Jennings was taken to Physicians Regional Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The driver of the car, 31-year-old Cris-Carol Samuels of Lehigh Acres, was not injured.

Charges are pending further investigation.