72-year-old woman hit and killed by vehicle in Hickory

A 72-year-old woman died Wednesday after a vehicle hit her as she tried to cross U.S. 70 Southwest in Hickory.

Vione Mae Miller of Hickory was taken by Catawba County EMS to Frye Regional Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead, police said.

Miller was hit at about 10:30 a.m. as she tried to cross in the 400 block of the highway.

The Hickory Police Department’s Traffic Safety Unit is investigating the collision.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak