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Witnesses: Driver on cell phone hit, killed woman pumping gas

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By Lakisha Jackson By Lakisha Jackson
By Lakisha Jackson By Lakisha Jackson
By Lakisha Jackson By Lakisha Jackson
The scene of an accident where a 38-year-old woman was struck and killed while pumping gas at the QuickTrip on Gravois and Loughborough (September 13, 2010). The scene of an accident where a 38-year-old woman was struck and killed while pumping gas at the QuickTrip on Gravois and Loughborough (September 13, 2010).
By Lakisha Jackson By Lakisha Jackson

(KMOV) -- A 38-year-old woman is dead after she was struck by a SUV while pumping gas in south St. Louis.

It happened just after 5:00 p.m. on Monday in the 6900 block of Gravois in a QuickTrip parking lot.

Police say Molly McBride died after being struck by a Mazda Tribute.

Witnesses tell police that McBride had just gotten out of her car and was walking toward the gas pump. That's when witnesses say the 27-year-old driver of the Mazda Tribute entered the parking lot, struck a small barrier pole, hit McBride and then continued driving a short distance before stopping. 

According to witnesses, the driver of the Mazda was talking on a cell phone when he pulled into the parking lot.

McBride was taken to a local hospital where she later died. The 27-year-old driver of the Mazda was also taken to a local hospital; he was treated and released.

Accident reconstruction investigators are still piecing the accident together. No word yet on whether the driver will be charged.

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