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Police ID woman in motorized wheelchair who died after being hit by truck

Officials said the woman was traveling eastbound on Merchant Drive towards Clinton Highway on a motorized wheelchair when she was struck by a pickup truck.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Knoxville Police identified a woman who died after being hit by a truck on Sunday afternoon while traveling down the road in a motorized wheelchair.

KPD said officers responded to Merchant Drive at Tillery Road around 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 16 where a female pedestrian had been struck by a vehicle. 

Based on the preliminary investigation, officials said Patsy Ellison, 62, of Knoxville, was traveling eastbound on Merchant Drive towards Clinton Highway on a motorized wheelchair when she was struck by a pickup truck that was turning right from Tillery onto Merchant. 

The truck immediately stopped following the collision and remained on the scene, according to investigators.

Ellison was transported to UT Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead shortly after her arrival, according to officials.

The incident is under investigation by KPD crash reconstruction investigators.