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BETHANY, Del.- A Bethany Beach woman was struck and killed by a car Friday morning, according to Delaware State Police.

Investigators say around 10:15 a.m., a Hyundai Tucson was traveling southeast in the parking lot of Walgreens, located at 32979 Coastal Highway in Bethany. At the same time, police say 89-year-old Celeste Speer of Bethany Beach was walking in the same parking lot, traveling north toward Walgreens. The Tucson began making a sharp left turn to pull into a parking space. As the Tucson entered the parking space, police say the front of the vehicle struck Speer, who was walking within that same parking space.

The driver of the Tucson, an 82-year-old woman from Bowie, Maryland, was not injured during the collision. Police say Speer was transported to an area hospital, where she died.

The parking lot of Walgreens was closed for approximately four hours while the scene was investigated and cleared.