By CBSMiami.com Team

FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – A woman was killed while trying to cross S Federal Highway in Deerfield Beach around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

According to Broward sheriff’s investigators, the driver of a 2021 GMC Sierra was in the right through lane heading north when he struck 69-year-old Janet Thornbloom who was trying to cross the street.

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They said she was not in the crosswalk and crossed into the path of the truck.

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The driver of the GMC Sierra immediately stopped following the crash. Thornbloom was pronounced dead on the scene.

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The sheriff’s office said neither excessive speed nor impairment is being considered contributory factors to the crash.

CBSMiami.com Team