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Baptist Hospital Employee Hit by Car, Walking to Work

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Baptist Hospital employees are mourning the loss of a colleague who was hit and killed by a car on her way to work.

The deceased and the driver were employees of Baptist Hospital. While the incident remains under investigation, employees say it is a tragic accident.

Emergency drive is a busy city street that cuts through the Baptist Hospital campus, it's marked well for pedestrian's safety, but Tuesday morning an accident claimed the life of an employee.

Police say the victim Cynthia Frazier was walking on Emergency Drive on her way to start her shift when she was struck by a Ford Explorer driven by Casandra Johnson who was leaving work for the day. The driver has not been charged pending the outcome of the investigation.

Mark Lowman released this statement from Baptist Hospital: "This is a tragic event and Ms. Frazier was an amazing person who served her patients and was liked by her colleagues. Our prayers go out to her family. They also tell Channel Seven, "It's a time to support the other staff member involved in the accident."

Officials with the Little Rock Police Department say at this time it appears to be an accident. Once the report is prepared it will be filed and sent to the prosecutor's office for their review.

LITTLE ROCK POLICE: Authorities say 58-year-old Cynthia Frazier, a Baptist employee, was walking east on Emergency Drive around 6:30 a.m. when she was hit by a Ford Explorer. The driver has been identified as 39-year-old Casandra Johnson. Both women are reported to work at the hospital. Authorities say they're investigating the incident as an accident, and don't believe there was any "malicious intent." Officials with the Little Rock Police Department say at this time it appears to be an accident. Once the report is prepared it will be filed and sent to the prosecutors office for their review.

No other details have been released. Police say the incident remains under investigation.

There's been no word on what charges could be filed.