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Pedestrian killed in Milton-Freewater accident

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MILTON-FREEWATER, Ore. - A woman from Milton-Freewater, Oregon has died after she was hit by a car while jogging Wednesday morning.

The Umatilla County Sheriff's Office says 19 year old Maria Meza was jogging on Winesap Road near Appleton and Ferndale Roads when she was hit around 7:05 AM.

Investigators say the driver tried to avoid hitting the woman, but the car clipped her, throwing her off the road.

Meza was taken to Providence St. Mary's Medical Center in Walla Walla where she was confirmed dead. Deputies say Meza was wearing headphones at the time of the accident and may not have seen or heard the car approaching. Neither drugs, alcohol or speed were a factor in this accident.