10/06/2016 Name of Traffic Fatality Released

The name of a woman who was struck by a vehicle and died this morning has been released. 

Brunetta Poindexter, 47, of Pensacola died at the scene of the incident, which occurred around 5:55 a.m. at the intersection of South M and West Garden streets. 

Officer Tony Garza said a Yellow Cab driven by Sherri Mae Cooper, 52, of Pensacola, was eastbound on Garden Street in the inside lane. Poindexter, who was walking in the road, stepped in front of the cab as it was passing her. 

Traffic was diverted from the area for approximately three hours.