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Published: Tuesday, 11/6/2007

East Toledoan is hit by truck and dies

An East Toledo woman died yesterday in St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, three hours after she was struck by a pickup after stepping out of one in which she had been riding, Toledo police said.

Elida Barrera, 53, of Lebanon Street was pronounced dead at 1:13 a.m. yesterday, a hospital spokesman said.

Ms. Barrera was riding with two female relatives in a pickup headed west on Starr Avenue about 10:10 p.m. Sunday. She got out of the truck at a red light near East Broadway and stepped into oncoming traffic. She was hit by an eastbound pickup driven by Marvin Jones of Oregon, police said.

Mr. Jones was not charged.

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