MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Officials have identified the woman killed Tuesday on Hennepin Avenue in downtown Minneapolis who was fatally hit by a car while attempting to cross the street.

Rachel David was a communications specialist at Care Providers of Minnesota in Bloomington. Her son said she took the bus and light rail to work every day.

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Her co-workers described her as kind woman who enjoyed writing.

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Police say the 56-year-old was walking in the crosswalk on Hennepin Avenue Tuesday evening with other people when a vehicle turning off 8th Street hit her.

Emergency crews brought her to Hennepin County Medical Center, where she later died.

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Police said the driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with investigators.