Woman hit by DeKalb Police vehicle dies, fundraising account established
This story has been updated.
A woman struck by a DeKalb County Police vehicle on Tuesday morning has passed away.
Janet Pickney died after being struck by a DeKalb County police vehicle. The driver of the vehicle swerved to miss a vehicle turning in front of him. After hitting Pickney the vehicle hit a house at the intersection of Brown Road and Chamblee Tucker Road. The officer survived, but Pickney suffered critical injuries.
Fox 5 Atlanta reported she was 66 years old and an avid runner. An earlier report from Fox 5 incorrectly reported her age.
A You Caring account has been established to support her family said Pickney was a retired teacher.
“Janet was an outstanding part of the community; she spent her time volunteering, fostering children, and loved running in her spare time,” the You Caring account says.
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