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A Bullard woman died after being struck by a truck Sunday night on Farm-to-Market Road 346 southwest of Bullard in Cherokee County.

A 1998 Chevrolet S-10 became disabled and was being pushed south in the lane of travel on FM 346. The driver and passenger were both pushing the vehicle, according to preliminary investigation reports from the Texas Department of Public Safety. 

Dakota Aaron Kinnett, 24, of Bullard, was driving a 2009 Ford Fusion south on FM 346 and could not see the disabled vehicle at first, then swerved to the right to avoid hitting the it, the DPS said.

Kinnett missed the Chevrolet but struck the passenger, Lanika Michelle Russell, 35, of Bullard, who was pushing the car. Russell was sent to UT Health-Tyler, where she later died. The crash remains under investigation, according to the DPS.

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