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November 19, 2013

Police believe injured woman was hit

NEW CASTLE — Police believe a woman found with severe injuries on Moravia Street Sunday might have been hit by a truck.

Shiquana Brown, 30, of 413 1/2 E. Reynolds St., remains in critical condition at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown, where she was taken by ambulance.

Police said she suffered severe injuries to her face, head and chest, but do not know how she was injured.

Chief Bobby Salem said police believe it was either a hit and run accident, or a truck driver unknowingly might have hit her.

“We’re still investigating it,” he said.

Chris Fabian, head of the city’s traffic unit, said a cell phone was lying near her when she was found, and she had been talking on it around 7:10 p.m.

Brown was found by a truck driver who was leaving the steel plant about 20 minutes later, between Ellwood Quality Steel and Division Street.

It was dark, windy and rainy when the incident allegedly occurred.

Salem said the woman lives near the entrance of Ellwood Quality Steel, and she was found near the driveway to the plant.

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