An 82-year-old Milpitas woman died Wednesday night after being hit by a truck while crossing a San Jose street, the city's first traffic fatality of the year, according to police.

The Santa Clara County Coroner's Office on Thursday identified the woman as Hsu Jung Huey.

At 6:09 p.m., officers responded to the area of White Road and Patt Avenue on a report of a traffic collision, according to Officer Albert Morales, a police spokesman. Huey was suffering from major injuries and was transported to a hospital, where she died a short time later, according to police.

The preliminary investigation indicates a 70-year-old driver hit Huey as she was walking east across White Road, according to police. She appears to have been walking in a marked crosswalk, Morales said.

The driver, who has not been identified, remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation.

Police do not believe alcohol or drug intoxication played a role in the collision.

Anyone with information about this collision is urged to contact detective Nqui Scherry of the San Jose Police Department's Traffic Investigations Unit at 408-277-4654.

Persons wishing to remain anonymous may call the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at 408-947-STOP (7867) or may visit: tipsubmit.com, and may be eligible for a reward.

Contact Mark Gomez at 408-920-5869. Follow him on Twitter @MarkMgomez



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