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Woman killed behind Elm Road Giant Eagle store

WARREN — Charlotte E. Lesher, 71, died after being hit by a tractor trailer backing into a Giant Eagle loading dock at 2601 Elm Road NE, Tuesday morning.

Lesher is reported to have been heading from the Warren Plaza to her home in the Kenmore Apartments while riding on a scooter through the dock when the truck, which was backing into place, hit the scooter. The accident occurred around 7:30 a.m., according to a police report.

The driver is not expected to be charged in the accident, according to police Chief Eric Merkel.

“It was an unfortunate accident,” he said.

Warren police Lt. Bryan Holmes said there is no evidence drugs or alcohol were being used by either the driver or the victim.

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