NORWOOD, Mass. (WHDH) – Police have identified the elderly woman who was hit and killed by an SUV Wednesday while crossing the street with a bouquet of flowers outside Norwood Hospital.

Dawn Whitney, 81, of Foxborough, was hit about 12 p.m. on Washington Street, Norwood police said.

“The pedestrian was crossing the street in or near the crosswalk,” Norwood Police Chief William Brooks said. “The gray SUV was traveling northbound and apparently struck the woman as she was nearing the other side of the street.”

Although doctors rushed out of the hospital to help Whitney,  she later died in surgery, officials said.

“A doctor and nursing staff ran right out to the scene,” Brooks said. “They got her straight into the emergency room, where she, unfortunately, was pronounced dead.”

The driver of the Toyota Rav 4 that hit the woman remained at the scene. Police shut down Washington Street for several hours while they investigated the crash.

Scattered flowers, a broken vase and a pair of shoes could be seen on the ground just feet from the hospital’s entrance.

The driver of the SUV is cooperating with police. The individual showed no signs of impairment and did not appear to be speeding, officials said.

The Norfolk District Attorney’s Office is assisting with the investigation.

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