One dead, one hospitalized after being struck by a truck in Visalia

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A 78-year-old woman is dead after she and another woman were hit while crossing a street in Visalia. (KFSN)

A 78-year-old woman is dead after she and another woman were hit while crossing a street in Visalia.

The accident happened near Walnut Avenue and Parkwood Street when officials say they were both hit by a Toyota truck.

When emergency crews arrived they found both women in the roadway and rushed them to the hospital.

Officials have confirmed the other pedestrian -- 51-year-old Christine Wilson is in the hospital and is expected to survive.

The driver has been identified as 31-year-old Robert Castillo.

Speed and alcohol are not factors in the collision and the cause of the accident is still under investigation.