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UPDATE: Thornton woman dies after being struck by car in Campton


CAMPTON — A Thornton woman was killed Tuesday when she was hit by a car while crossing the street, police Chief Christopher Warn said.

Sarah Leech-Black, 29, was crossing Route 49 about 4:45 p.m. Tuesday when she was hit by a car driven by Bethany Ames, 35, of Thornton, Warn said.

Leech-Black was taken to Speare Memorial Hospital in Plymouth for treatment. She was then taken to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical center in Lebanon, where she died later in the evening, Warn said.

Warn said an autopsy has been requested to determine the exact cause of death.

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Neither speed nor alcohol are believed to be factors and Ames was not charged, Warn said. He said "inadequate lighting" at the accident scene was "a contributing issue."
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