Woman dies after being hit by car on Newberry Road

Published: Monday, June 17, 2013 at 9:23 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, June 17, 2013 at 9:23 a.m.

A 58-year-old Gainesville woman who was hit by a car on Friday night as she tried to cross Newberry Road died Sunday at UF Health Shands Hospital, according to a statement by the Gainesville Police Department.

Dee Anna Marlow, accompanied by her dog, was leaving the Daily's convenience store at 3850 W. Newberry Road at 9:10 p.m. when she walked directly into the path of a red 2009 Hyundai Elantra driven by Kristen A. Mankosa, 24, of Gainesville, the report said.

Marlow's son witnessed the crash and told officers there was no way that Mankosa could have avoided striking Marlow, according to the report. Investigators said it is possible Marlow had been drinking before the crash.

Marlow underwent emergency surgery, but she ultimately succumbed to her injuries Sunday. Her dog was also struck and was taken to a 24-hour emergency animal hospital, where it was euthanized because of its injuries.

Mankosa, who was in the outside eastbound lane just west of the Coffee Culture when the accident occurred, is not suspected of any wrongdoing. A standard part of a traffic crash involving serious injury or death, however, calls for a blood sample to be taken to check for any alcohol or drugs. Those results are expected to take a few weeks to return.

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