Ocala Woman Dead After Being Struck by Vehicle on Baseline Road

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OCALA – An Ocala woman was pronounced dead after being struck by a vehicle on Baseline Road  (State Road 35/SR 35) while trying to cross the road according to Florida Highway Patrol reports.

Troopers stated that 52-year-old Margaret Muir was crossing Baseline Road at the intersection of NE 7th Street when she was struck by a 2016 BMW i320 driven by 27-year-old Dat Tien Chau.

According to the report, Chau was traveling northbound on Baseline when he came up to the intersection where the incident occurred.

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Muir was crossing Baseline Road in a marked crosswalk at the traffic light.

Chau continued through the traffic light which was green at the time and struck Muir.

Muir was thrown onto the vehicle after the impact and traveled along with the vehicle until it came to a stop.

She was transported to Ocala Regional Medical Center where she was later pronounced dead.

The incident is still under investigation and charges are pending.

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