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Woman Hit, Killed By Reno Firetruck Believed To Be Homeless

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say the pedestrian who was hit and killed by a Reno firetruck over the weekend was a 63-year-old Reno woman who is believed to have been homeless.

The Washoe County regional medical examiner's office identified the victim Monday as Charlene McMaster.


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The sheriff's office says she was struck by a Reno Fire Department ladder truck in front of the fire station just east of downtown at about 7 a.m. Saturday.


The fire department says it is cooperating with sheriff's deputies in an investigation of the accident.


Reno Fire Chief David Cochran said in a statement he was deeply saddened by the incident and offered condolences to family of the victim. He says the department remains committed to protecting and serving the community.

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Anyone with information about the accident should contact the sheriff's office at 775-328-3350.