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Polk County woman dies after being hit by tow truck

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Posted at 1:38 PM, Dec 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-23 14:00:30-05

HAINES CITY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman pulled over by police and ticketed for having a suspended or revoked license was struck and killed by a tow truck after the traffic stop.

The Lakeland Ledger reports Tammy Phipps died early Saturday after the tow truck struck her.

Phipps and one of her passengers told a Lake Alfred police officer they would take an Uber home after she was stopped.

But while walking along a roadway in Haines City, the truck hit her. Police said she was wearing dark clothing.