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A 70-year-old Dedham woman walking to church was struck and killed by a pickup truck as she tried to cross a street Tuesday morning, officials said.

Dedham police responded to High Street near Linden Place in Dedham at about 7 a.m., where the woman was found lying in the parking lot of St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Chief Michael J. d’Entremont said in a statement. Police identified the woman as Anne McIntyre.

She was taken to Norwood Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The incident is still under investigation, but police said it appears that McIntyre was crossing High Street, heading to St. Mary’s, when she was struck by a 2013 Nissan Frontier pickup being driven by a 25-year-old Boston man.


The driver pulled over, called 911, and is not facing any traffic citations, authorities said. The driver was not identified, but he was taken to a hospital after the incident because he became “emotionally distressed,’’ police said.

Police are looking at the possibility that solar glare played a role in the fatal accident.

“This appears to be a tragic accident, which took the life of a local resident,” d’Entremont said.

Kiera Blessing can be reached at kiera.blessing@globe.com.