Pedestrian killed in Orange Beach

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ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WALA) – Orange Beach Police Chief Billy Wilkins told Fox10 News, a 49 year-old woman was struck and killed this morning.

Chief Wilkins said the accident happened at 24281 on Perdido Beach Boulevard around 1:00 a.m..

Her name is not being released pending notification of next of kin.

Police investigators say a taxi cab driver struck the woman who, according to witnesses, apparently stepped into the road.

Chief Wilkins said the woman was from Mississippi and was visiting Orange Beach with friends.

Police said the taxi cab driver “appeared unimpaired” and agreed to take all the necessary tests.

Investigators say it appears this is a tragic accident.

Chief Wilkins said the woman died at the scene.

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