An 88-year-old woman who was fatally struck while crossing the street to check her mailbox has been identified as Margarete Gaffney.
The Tacoma woman reportedly walked out of a gated yard and ran into the middle of the road as a motorcyclist headed south on Waller Road East.
The motorcyclist didn’t have time to stop and hit Gaffney, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.
She was hit about 3 p.m. Tuesday and pronounced dead at the scene. Her mailbox key was found on the ground near her and neighbors said she regularly checked her mail at that time.
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The motorcyclist was not hurt.
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