Police ID woman struck, killed by SEPTA bus while pushing stroller

- Authorities have identified a woman who was struck and killed by a SEPTA bus in Center City Monday while she was pushing a baby stroller across the street.

Lidia Procaccino, a 64-year-old from Cherry Hill, New Jersey has been identified as the victim.

The incident happened at 23rd and Chestnut Street just after 5:00 pm. Procaccino was killed, but he baby who police say is between 6 and 8 months old miraculously wasn't hurt.

"The bus was making a left turn. It was traveling in the southbound lane of 23rd and was heading eastbound on Chestnut Street," said Capt. Ray Convery.  Investigators have not yet determined whether the driver of the Route 9 SEPTA bus was in the wrong or if the woman was in the crosswalk as the bus turned the corner.

"It appears that she was close to the crosswalk. We're not exactly sure yet that's what the accident investigation will determine on where she was first struck and obviously where she landed," said Captain Convery.

Investigators did not give the relationship between the woman and baby. The baby was taken to CHOP for evaluation.

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