Police: Fatal Auburn Street accident not a hit-and-run

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Rockford Police say the driver who struck and killed a 53-year-old woman while crossing Auburn Street is being fully cooperative with the investigation.

Officers were called to the 2600 block of Auburn Street, just west of North Rockton Avenue, around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Investigators say 53-year-old Lisa Austin woman was walking north across Auburn Street when a red SUV, traveling westbound, struck her.

The victim was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Police say the 21-year-old driver of the SUV initially left the scene but later contacted police.

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