Police Release Name of Woman Who Died After Being Hit by Truck in Altoona

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ALTOONA, Iowa – The name of a woman killed when she was hit by a pickup truck Friday night in Altoona has been released.

Sgt. Nate Ludwig with the Iowa State Patrol says 19-year-old Buyankhishig Gansukh. Gansukh, who was from Mongolia but had a Minnesota ID, was crossing Hubbell Avenue at Tallgrass Parkway around 9:30 p.m. when she was hit by a truck driven by 31-year-old Andrew Reed.

Officials say Reed was heading northbound and had a green light at the time of the crash.

Gansukh was transported to MercyOne Medical Center in Des Moines but died from her injuries.


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