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Pedestrian struck, killed near Columbia shopping center, Howard County police say

A pedestrian was hit by a car and killed near a Columbia shopping center on Wednesday evening, according to Howard County police.

Maria Erlinda Ulloa Licona, 57, of Columbia, was crossing Dobbin Road near the intersection with McGaw Road around 7 p.m., when was hit by a Nissan Altima. Police said she was not a crosswalk or intersection and was wearing dark clothing.

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Licona was taken to Howard County General Hospital and pronounced dead. The driver remained on the scene. No charges have been filed at this time, according to police.

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