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Woman, 19, struck and killed by vehicle in Laurel
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LAUREL, Md. (WUSA9) -- A woman was struck and killed by a vehicle in Laurel, Md. Friday morning, according to officials with the City of Laurel. 

The incident happened around 6 a.m. at Rt. 197 at Cherry Lane, officials said. The driver involved in the accident stayed at the scene. The victim has been identified as 19-year-old Helene Nagassa. Her family has been notified. 

Police say the 66-year-old driver stayed on the scene and was very cooperative. 

Witnesses told police that the driver had a green light and that Nagaasa was not using the crosswalk. The accident is still under investigation. 

No charges have been filed in the case. 

 

 

Route 197 was closed for about three hours. 

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