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Woman Killed Crossing West Broad Street

An elderly woman was killed Friday night while crossing West Broad Street, according to Athens-Clarke County police.

Patricia Barker, 74, was crossing West Broad at Briarcliff Road, where she lived, when she was hit by a driver in a minivan traveling east at about 8:30 p.m. Friday. She was crossing north to south and had made it across all but one of seven lanes of traffic when she was hit, police said.

When police arrived, National EMS personnel were performing CPR. Barker was then taken to a hospital, where she died of her injuries.

There is no crosswalk at Briarcliff Road, and there are no sidewalks to the nearest crosswalks on that part of West Broad.

No charges have been filed against the driver, a 36-year-old Oconee County woman.