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Authorities release identity of pedestrian who died after being hit by vehicle

GJPD is currently investigating the accident (Photo Credit: David Jones)
GJPD is currently investigating the accident (Photo Credit: David Jones)(KKCO/KJCT)
Published: May. 2, 2021 at 4:24 PM MDT|Updated: May. 10, 2021 at 2:05 PM MDT
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - The pedestrian who died after being hit by a vehicle on May 2 outside the entrance to the Eastgate Shopping Center was identified by authorities on Monday.

The Mesa County Coroner’s Office identified the pedestrian as Joann Strumpfer, a 62-year-old female resident of Grand Junction.

The accident happened just after 12:15 p.m., between the O’Reilly Auto Parts and Carl’s Junior next to 28 1/2 Road and North Avenue.

Strumpfer was sitting on the curb next to the shopping center entrance when she was run over by a driver, who apparently didn’t notice her. She received medical attention on scene, and ultimately passed away from those injuries while being transported to a local hospital.

The Grand Junction Police Department is still investigating the accident. We will update this story as more information becomes available.

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