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UPDATE: One dead in early morning accident

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Rochelle E. Ihander, 44, of Marinette, Wisconsin was killed in a traffic accident in the early hours of Thursday, July 3. Sheriffs Officials say Ihander was walking south in the center of the southbound land of Highway 151 when she was hit by a southbound SUV. She was pronounced dead on the scene.

Authorities say the driver of the SUV is 52-year-old Kevin W. Tjaden of Walford. The Linn County Sheriff's Office is investigating the crash.

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One person is dead following an accident in the early hours of Thursday, July 3.

Linn County Sheriff Officials said, along with Fairfax Fire and Area Ambulance, were called to a car/pedestrian accident on Highway 151 about a quarter mile north of Linn-Benton Road near Walford.

Sheriff Officials say a 44-year-old woman was walking south in the center of the southbound lane of Highway 151 when she was hit by a southbound SUV. The woman was pronounced dead on the scene, while the driver of the SUV sustained no injuries.

The names of the driver and the victim have not yet been released, and the accident remains under investigation.

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