Pedestrian struck and killed in Morgantown

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Morgantown police say a pedestrian was struck and killed at the intersection of Listravia Avenue and Route 7 Tuesday.

A report from the police department says the incident was reported at 1:21 p.m. and when first responders arrived the victim was trapped under a delivery truck. Despite efforts to render aid the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

A preliminary investigation reveals the delivery truck was backing east on Listravia Avenue to make a delivery when the pedestrian walked behind without being seen by the driver. The vehicle struck the pedestrian and continued back over the victim.

The victim has been identified as Kayla Carder, 34, of Morgantown.

Anyone who may have witnessed the accident is asked police at 304-284-7522.