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UPDATE: Westport Woman Killed in Crosswalk

Updated 12/22/10 : A 62-year-old woman was killed as she was crossing a busy street in Westport at about 7 p.m. Tuesday. A car traveling west along Post Road East struck Sharon Broecking as she was crossing the street at Westfair Drive, said Westport Police Capt. Sam Arciola.

Broecking, a Westport resident, was transported to Norwalk Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Her body is awaiting autopsy at the Chief Medical Examiners Office in Farmington.

According to published reports, witnesses told police Broecking was crossing the street from the south side to the north side, in the crosswalk, when she was hit by Audi with out-of-state plates. She was reportedly carrying groceries.

The driver of the car was not injured and was at the scene when emergency personnel arrived, Arciola said. At this time, no charges have been filed.

The accident remains under investigation by the Accident Investigation Unit.

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