WICHITA, Kan. — Wichita police say a 79-year-old woman died when she was run over by a trash truck.

Sgt. Kevin Tronsgard said the woman was walking on a road in east Wichita Wednesday afternoon when she was hit by the truck.

Tronsgard said the truck was backing up because of congestion on the road and the driver didn’t see the woman, whose name was not released.

KWCH reports the woman was rushed to a hospital, where she died.

Tronsgard said the woman was facing away from the truck when it backed up.

Police and the Kansas Highway Patrol are investigating the death.

Information from: KWCH-TV, http://www.kwch.com/

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