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A female pedestrian who was hit by a pickup truck Tuesday night in Jefferson City was listed in critical condition this morning at a Columbia hospital.

Police report Sade Owens, 22, Jefferson City, was struck around 9:27 p.m. while walking "with traffic" in the 3500 block of Amazonas Drive near Candlewood Suites Hotel. She reportedly was wearing dark, non-reflective clothing.

When they arrived around 9:30 p.m., officers and ambulance personnel found Owens lying on the ground speaking incoherently. She was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries, then taken by Staff for Life helicopter to University Hospital in Columbia.

The driver of the pickup, 24-year-old Kyle Reeves of Festus, was not hurt.

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