A 60-year-old Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Co. employee walking toward her job was killed today when she was struck and dragged by a food delivery truck in the 300 block of S. Charles St.
Police withheld identification of the victim, a Rosedale resident, pending notification of her family.
The woman, attempting to cross the east lane of the divided street about 8 a.m., was dragged about 42 feet under the truck's front axle.
Members of the Fire Department rescue squad used airbags to lift the heavy truck off the victim, who was wedged underneath.
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene and her body was taken directly to the Medical Examiner's office by a Fire Department medic unit.
One of her shoes and a lunch bag were found on the street.
Traffic on Charles Street was blocked and re-routed by police.
Police said the truck was attempting to make a U-turn from the southbound lane of Charles Street to the northbound lane, between the rear of the Hyatt Regency Hotel and the Baltimore Convention Center.
The woman apparently was attempting to cross the busy street in the middle of the block at a point frequently used by pedestrians but one with no designated crosswalk.
Police were investigating.