Elderly woman struck, killed by vehicle in Hickory

A 72-year-old woman was struck and killed by a vehicle Wednesday morning as she was attempting to cross the street, according to the Hickory Police Department. 

The incident happened at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7 in the 400 block of Hwy 70 southwest. 

Officers said Vione Mae Miller was attempting to cross the road when the collision occurred. She sustained critical injuries and was transported to Frye Regional Medial Center where she was pronounced dead. 

The Hickory Police Department's Traffic Safety Unit is investigating this collision.