CHICAGO (CBS) — A woman was killed when she was struck by a car while walking Friday morning in north suburban Niles.

Patricia M. Dahnke, 63, was crossing Touhy Avenue in the crosswalk against a red light about 5:48 a.m. at the intersection with Central Avenue, according to Niles police.

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A semi truck had just finished a left turn from eastbound Touhy to northbound Central, while a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu approached the intersection heading west on Touhy, police said.

A passenger in the Malibu pointed out the pedestrian in the road, and the driver tried to avoid Dahnke before ultimately losing control of the car, which hit her.

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Dahnke, who lived in Lincolnwood, was taken to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, police said. She was pronounced dead at 7:27 a.m.

The driver of the Malibu, a 60-year-old man, was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, according to police, who said alcohol was not a factor in the crash.

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