Woman Killed by Snow Plow on Long Island

64-year-old woman struck in a parking lot

Wednesday, Jan 26, 2011  |  Updated 9:54 PM EDT
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Woman Killed by Snow Plow on Long Island

NBCPhiladelphia.com

Snow plows started hitting the streets Tuesday.

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Police on Long Island say a 64-year-old woman was struck and killed by a pickup truck that was plowing a snow-covered parking lot.

It happened just after 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the parking lot of a bus rental company in Center Moriches.

Police say Doris Metz, of Mastic Beach, was walking across the lot when the truck, which had a a snow plow attached to the front, backed into her. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say it was freezing rain at the time and the driver apparently did not see the woman.

The vehicle was impounded for a safety check and the investigation is continuing.

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