A west Alabama woman was killed when she was struck by a vehicle on Skyland Boulevard Thursday afternoon.

Stephanie Taylor, a spokesperson for the Tuscaloosa Police Department, said officers responded to the 200 block of Skyland around 2 p.m. Thursday on reports of an injured pedestrian.

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Taylor said the victim, a 22-year-old woman who lived in Fosters, was at a nearby laundromat with family members when she reportedly walked into the street.

A vehicle traveling west on Skyland Boulevard struck the woman, and she was unresponsive when paramedics arrived on the scene.

The victim was pronounced dead at DCH Regional Medical Center a short time later.

Taylor said TPD’s Traffic Homicide Unit responded and is conducting the follow-up investigation, which is standard procedure for all traffic crashes involving serious injury or death and does not necessarily imply criminal wrongdoing.

UPDATE, 4:30 P.M.: The victim in this fatality accident is 22-year-old Kaitlynn Chiana Cook, Taylor said.

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