SANTA CLARA -- An elderly woman was killed about 9:30 a.m. Saturday when she was hit by a car that was backing out of a driveway in the 1200 block of Monroe Street.

"At this point it looks like a tragic accident," Santa Clara police Lt. Kurt Clarke said Saturday, noting that no one had been arrested.

Clarke declined to provide more details, including the woman's name or age, saying that the incident was still being investigated by his officers.

As of Saturday evening, the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner/Coroner's Office had not yet released the woman's identity.

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