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UPDATE: Victim/Driver Identified in Fatal Oelwein Parking Lot Incident

A pedestrian is dead after being struck by a vehicle in a parking lot Tuesday evening in Northeast Iowa.

The Iowa State Patrol says the incident occurred in the 100 block of 1st Street Southwest in Oelwein shortly before 6 p.m. A 2014 Ford Explorer driven by 72-year-old Richard Nissen of Oelwein was pulling out of its parking space when it hit a 54-year-old Jacqueline Lensing, also of Oelwein, who was crouched down in front of the vehicle, apparently out of the driver’s view.

The Oelwein Police Department assisted at the scene and the accident remains under investigation.

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