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.
The motorcyclist was not hurt.
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