Pedestrian killed in highway accident

An 80-year-old Langley woman died after being struck by a car on Highway 525 Monday night, according to a report from Washington State Patrol.

At about 7:40 p.m., Virginia Nelson was crossing the highway three miles south of Freeland from the southbound shoulder.

Robert C. Warnke, 21, of Crosby, Wash. was driving a 2002 Jeep Wrangler and wasn’t able to avoid the pedestrian, striking Nelson in the southbound lane, a state trooper reported.

Nelson was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment. She died at 5:20 a.m. Tuesday.

Warnke was not injured.

The State Patrol reported no charges were brought against the driver.

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