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POLICE CITE DRIVER SPEED IN PEDESTRIAN'S DEATH

July 28, 2003 – Police investigators were trying on Monday to determine the circumstances that led to a St. Thomas woman being fatally struck by what they described as a speeding car as she tried to cross Harwood Highway on Sunday afternoon.
Authorities say Helene David, 56, was struck so hard that her body was flung "a considerable distance away" from the intersection by Addelita Cancryn Junior High School.
Sgt. Thomas Hannah, Police Department spokesman, said the driver of the vehicle stopped at the scene and later spoke with police. "As of 6 p.m. this evening, no charges were filed" in connection with the case, Hannah said Monday night.
David was transported from the scene of the accident to Roy L. Schneider Hospital, where she died shortly before 6 p.m. on Sunday, authorities said.
Hannah declined to say whether the vehicle that struck David sustained any damage. He did say it was likely, given the distance that David's body was propelled from the intersection, that "speed was a factor."
Police officers from both the Traffic Bureau and the Investigations Division were working on the case, according to WVWI Radio.

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