Pedestrian struck by city truck identified; 2nd vehicle sought

Pedestrian killed in Youngstown


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Youngstown Police announced Wednesday that they are seeking to interview a second driver who may have been involved a fatal accident Tuesday evening.

A woman walking on the south side of Youngstown died after being hit by a city truck and possibly another vehicle, according to police.

Authorities said they want to interview the driver of that other vehicle, which is an older brown or maroon vehicle, possibly a Pontiac. They said the car did initially stop at the scene but then left.

Police have not labeled the driver as a person of interest or a suspect.

The collision happened about 6 p.m. near the intersection of Mabel and Gibson streets. Police believe the woman was walking in the street when she was hit and killed.

Investigators said the impact threw her into the path of another car and that she may have been hit again.

Officers were still interviewing witnesses Wednesday. The Mahoning County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim as Michelle Anne Bland, 50.

Deputy Mahoning County Coroner Joseph Ohr said the victim was identified from information found at the scene and interviews with family members. Ohr said she died of blunt force injuries to the head.

The truck belongs to the city waste water department, which was heading north on Gibson Street.

Authorities have not stated whether any charges will be filed. Toxicology results are pending.

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