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Naperville-area woman identified as victim of Wheaton traffic crash

Wheaton police on Monday were continuing their investigation into the death of a 60-year-old, Naperville-area woman, who was struck and killed last week by a vehicle as she walked near a busy intersection.

The woman, Pamela S. Spletter, most recently lived in the unincorporated Naperville Country Estates area of DuPage County. That is near Naperville's far northeast side and about 2.5 miles south of the intersection of Butterfield and Naperville roads, where she was killed.

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A release posted to the DuPage County Coroner's Office website stated the accident occurred about 7:53 p.m. Wednesday. Paramedics and police who were sent to the area found a woman, later identified as Spletter, had been "struck by a motor vehicle," and was "lying unresponsive in the roadway," the release read.

Spletter was taken by ambulance to Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, where she was pronounced dead, the release indicated. A coroner's office representative who went to the hospital confirmed the death at 8:20 p.m. Wednesday, according to the release.

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Preliminary autopsy results concluded Spletter died of "multiple traumatic injuries" sustained after being hit by the vehicle, the release stated.

Wheaton police Chief Mark W. Field on Monday would say only that police are still in the accident reconstruction phase of their investigation. He said he did not have a copy of the preliminary accident report, but that no charges have been filed or tickets issued to the driver of the vehicle that struck Spletter.

Toon Funeral Homes and Cremation Services in Downers Grove coordinated private funeral services for Spletter. An obituary posted to the home's website indicated Spletter worked for Itasca-based Dixon Valve Co., and is survived by a sister, two nieces and two nephews.

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