Woman who died after being struck by car identified

A pedestrian was killed after being struck and trapped under a work van on Belmont Avenue between High Street and Main Street Tuesday afternoon. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

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A pedestrian was killed after being struck and trapped under a work van on Belmont Avenue between High Street and Main Street Tuesday afternoon. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

Police have identified the Springfield woman who died after being struck by a vehicle this week.

Meridith K. Rowland, 42, was struck on South Belmont Avenue and East High Street Tuesday afternoon, according to a City of Springfield press release

She was trapped under the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

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The driver of the vehicle remained on scene and is cooperating with the investigation, according to the release.

It’s not clear if charges have been filed in relation to the woman’s death.

Speed was not a factor in the accident, nor do police believe the driver was impaired, officials said.

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