One woman dead, Walmart employee injured after being hit by car

MENTOR — A woman was killed and a man was hurt after they were hit by a car Monday afternoon outside a Mentor Walmart, officials said.

The unidentified woman went into cardiac arrest after she was hit by an elderly woman driving a late model Chevrolet just after noon at the Mentor Avenue Walmart, city spokesman Ante Logarusic said in a news release.

The woman was taken to Tripoint Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead, officials said.

Authorities are withholding the woman’s name until relatives can be notified.

The man, who was in a wheelchair and works at the Walmart, suffered minor injuries. He was taken to Lake Health West Medical Center for treatment.

The driver of the Chevrolet was taken to Tripoint Medical Center for a medical evaluation and treatment of minor injuries, the spokesman said.

Officials said the crash caused some small damage to the store, but it will remain open.

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