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(Metro Creative)

A woman is expected to recover after being struck by a vehicle while walking in the middle of a road in Tyler.

Denise Liberty, 58, of Tyler, was hit Wednesday morning by a vehicle in the 2600 block of West Erwin Street. The driver did not see her, according to the Tyler Police Department.

Police said she was hit by a sanitation truck traveling westbound on West Erwin Street.

She was transported to UT Health Tyler, where she is expected to recover, according to Tyler police. All westbound traffic in the 2600 block of W. Erwin St was closed earlier, but all traffic is open at West Erwin St.

An earlier news release from the Tyler police stated the woman was dead, but she is alive, Tyler police public information officer Andy Erbaugh said.

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