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Report: Driver in deadly crash didn't see woman who is blind


October 8, 2020

A driver who fatally injured a women who is blind in a Lawrence crosswalk told police he didn't see the woman or her service dog.

The crash report said the driver stopped to help after hitting 61-year-old Tamara Lucille Kearney while attempting a left hand turn in his work pickup truck.

But Kearney died ten days later on Aug. 8. Her obituary described her as a yoga instructor, Braille proofreader and a clinical massage therapist, the Lawrence Journal-World reports.

A police officer indicated in the report that he believed that a cellphone may have been a distraction but didn't elaborate. D...

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