NEWS RELEASE                                             

For Immediate Release
December 7, 2006
Contact: Michele Nicholson
Public Information Officer
  (850) 651-7420

PEDESTRIAN IN FATAL ACCIDENT IDENTIFIED

    A woman struck by a car and killed while trying to cross Highway 98 in Destin Wednesday night has been identified as 63-year old Mary Kloepfer of Noblesville , Indiana . Investigators with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office say Kloepfer had arrived in town Wednesday afternoon.

    Kloepfer was trying to cross Highway 98 west of the intersection with Danny Wuerffel Way when she was hit by a Chevrolet sport utility vehicle around 8:34 p.m. She was later pronounced dead at Sacred Heart Hospital of the Emerald Coast . Although the investigation is still ongoing, the driver of the SUV is not expected to face any charges in connection with the accident.

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