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Couple hit by car while walking dog; woman dies

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A woman died after she and a male companion were hit by a car while walking their dog in Salem Thursday.

The collision occurred around 9:15 p.m. near the intersection of Pine Street Northeast and Maple Street Northeast.

Police said the man and woman, who have not been identified, were crossing Pine walking north when they were hit by a Lincoln Town Car driven by Delbert Gossen, 70.

Emergency crews transported both victims to the hospital. The woman died on the way there; police said the male victim's injuries were not life-threatening.

The dog was also injured and was taken to an area animal hospital. Police did not have an update on its condition.

Police said the couple was in an unmarked crosswalk and conditions were very dark at the time of the crash.

Gossen stayed at the scene and cooperated with investigators, police said. As of Friday morning, he had not been arrested or cited.

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