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Woman killed by Philly duck boat

2 years 4 months 2 weeks ago Saturday, May 09 2015 May 9, 2015 May 09, 2015 1:56 PM May 09, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Caroline McDougall

PHILADELPHIA - Authorities are seeking surveillance video to confirm witness accounts of the accident involving an amphibious tourist boat that killed a woman on a downtown Philadelphia street.

Sixty-eight-year-old Elizabeth Karnicki of Beaumont, Texas, was pronounced dead at the scene just before 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Police said Saturday that witnesses reported that the victim was walking against a traffic light while "looking at an electronic device" when she was hit by the Ride The Ducks boat in Chinatown. No charges have been filed.

The duck boats show tourists the sights from both land and water.

In July 2010, a tugboat-guided barge struck a duck boat in the Delaware River, killing two tourists. The tug pilot was sentenced to a year in prison. The duck boats didn't operate for eight months afterward.

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