Wanda Lea Farren, 59, was from Havelock
Police have identified a Havelock woman as the pedestrian killed Wednesday morning as she tried to cross U.S. 70 in the city.
Wanda Lea Farren, 59, of Havelock, was walking across the highway near the Waffle House at 6:45 a.m. when she was struck by a pickup truck driven by Leonard Lott, 45, of Arapahoe.
Havelock Police Chief David Magnusson said Farren was attempting to cross the highway when she was struck by Lott’s F-150 Ford pickup, which was travelling eastbound. The front left portion of the vehicle was damaged in the collision.
“The victim was coming from his right to left and he didn’t see her and obviously she didn’t see him,” said Magnusson.
Visibility was poor at the time as the sun had not yet come up, Magnusson said.
Havelock police Sgt. Loren Boone was the first on the scene and attempted to resuscitate Farren, Magnusson said. A nurse who was a passerby joined in the effort, but Farren could not be saved.
“This was a situation where the lady thought that she could make it across the road and tragically that didn’t happen,” said Magnusson. “It certainly was an accident. It’s a terribly unfortunate incident. We’re saddened by it as well. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family members. It’s traumatic for the driver, too.”
No charges are to be filed, Magnusson said.