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Private Garbage Truck Kills Woman Walking in Crosswalk: Officials

A woman has been struck and killed by a private garbage truck in a Manhattan crosswalk, police say.

The 60-year-old woman was found unconscious in the road after she was hit around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday at Sixth Avenue and West Eighth Street in Greenwich Village, officials said.

She was taken Lenox Hill Hospital, where she died, according to police.

Investigators and witnesses said the distraught truck driver remained on the scene as police investigated. No charges have been filed, police said.

The identity of the woman was not immediately released by authorities. 

The crash remains under investigation.

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