An elderly Carmi woman died late Wednesday morning, April 22 after being struck by a pickup truck as she was walking back to her vehicle at Rock Bottom in Carmi. Police report L. Pearl Douthitt, 78 exited Rock Bottom and was walking back to her vehicle that was parked at the gas pumps. Police report that as she left the sidewalk and entered the parking lot, she was struck by a 2019 GMC pickup truck driven by Ezekiel Cruise, 23 of Enfield. Cruise was driving a truck for Dillman Services of Carmi.
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