Police identify woman struck, killed by vehicle on Merchant Drive

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The woman struck and killed by a vehicle Sunday in North Knoxville has been identified.

According to the Knoxville Police Department, Patsy Ellison, 62, of Knoxville, was in a motorized wheelchair traveling eastbound on Merchant Drive at Tillery Road when she was struck by a pickup truck around 3 p.m. Sunday.

The victim was traveling eastbound on Merchant Drive towards Clinton Highway when she was struck by the truck as it was turning right from Tillery onto Merchant. The truck immediately stopped following the collision and remained on scene. 

The woman was transported to the UT Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead shortly after her arrival. The incident is under investigation by KPD crash reconstruction investigators. 

The name of the victim has not been released and the investigation is ongoing.

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated.

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