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Woman hit by car and killed running for trolley

A 54-year-old woman was killed Friday when she was hit by a car in Ludlow as she tried to catch a trolley, police announced yesterday.

(Metro file photo) (Metro file photo)

A 54-year-old woman was killed Friday when she was hit by a car in Ludlow as she tried to catch a trolley, police announced yesterday.

Sheila Morgan-Hailey, of the 2200 block of North 20th Street, was running across West Girard Avenue toward a trolley stop at 7th Street and West Girard just before 7 p.m. when she was hit by a black 1996 Volkswagon Golf, police said.

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Hailey hit the the front windshield before falling to the ground. She was transported to Hahnemann University Hospital with severe head trauma. She was pronounced dead at 9:08 p.m., police said.

The driver, a 27-year-old woman, has not been charged, but an investigation is ongoing.

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