Woman chasing dog struck and killed by garbage truck

Woman chasing dog struck and killed by garbage truck

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NEW YORK (AP) - Police say a woman has been killed by a garbage truck in Manhattan.

A preliminary investigation shows the woman was walking her dog when it got off its leash at about 10 a.m. Wednesday.

It ran into the street as the truck was backing up. She was struck while trying to catch the dog.

The unidentified woman was pronounced dead at the scene in the city's Chelsea neighborhood.

Police didn't immediately know the dog's condition.

A Department of Sanitation spokeswoman says the accident involved a collection truck.

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