BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Police are investigating after a 97-year-old woman was fatally struck by a car in Buffalo’s Black Rock neighborhood Saturday afternoon, a city official said.

Police say the incident happened just before 4 p.m. near the intersection of Hertel Avenue and St. Florian Street, where a vehicle was making a turn and struck the woman who was crossing the street.

The woman, who was not identified by police, was transported to ECMC where she was later declared deceased.

Police said the glaring sun might have played a role in the incident, which remains under investigation. No charges have been filed at this time.

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