Missouri woman killed in front of the polling place after she was hit by a car on her way to the polls.

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A woman on her way to the polls was hit by a car in the early hours of election day outside a polling station in Missouri and killed.

Sergeant Benjamin Granda of the St. Louis County Police Department told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the woman was walking to the Affton White-Rodgers Community Center in Affton, near St. Louis, shortly after 6 a.m. when she was hit by the car.

She was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.

A pedestrian walking to the polling station was hit by a car in front of the Affton Community Center. All lanes in the 9800 block of Mackenzie Road are now closed. For the latest information please visit @stoday. pic.twitter.com/4wLQ7RcZMu

– Kim Bell (@kbellpd) November 3, 2020

According to the postal dispatch, the driver who hit the woman remained at the scene of the accident and cooperated with the police.

This is an urgent report and will be updated as soon as additional information becomes available.

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