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Hospital worker run over, killed outside where she works

January 4, 2019

WESTON, Fla. (AP) — A Cleveland Clinic worker in South Florida was hit by a car and killed in front of the hospital where she works.

Broward County Sheriff’s Office investigators say 52-year-old Margarita Almonte was walking through a crosswalk to her car in a hospital parking lot after her shift on Wednesday when she was hit by the car.

Investigators say her body was carried a short distance and then hit the pavement, and the car ran over her.

Almonte’s co-workers in the hospital carried her to the emergency room at the Cleveland Clinic where she was pronounced dead.

The sheriff’s office says in a statement that a preliminary investigation shows neither excessive speed nor driver impairment or mechanical failure played a role in the crash.