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UW employee killed in campus truck crash identified

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MADISON (WKOW) -- The woman who was killed when a UW truck hit her on Thursday has been identified.

Dane County Medical Examiner's Office says 62-year-old Edith M. Dixon died as a result of the injuries from the crash.

The crash happened near Lake Street just before 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

Madison police officials say a UW delivery truck was backing up before hitting the UW staff member.  Police say the truck's back-up warning alarms were sounding before the collision.

UW-Madison posted online Saturday about Dixon's death, saying she was quiet but made a huge impact, working in library services for more than 25 years.

"She was an invaluable resource to us during numerous library system implementations and her loss will be felt not only by libraries on this campus but also all of the UW System libraries who relied on her expertise and advice," says Ed Van Gemert, vice provost for Libraries and University Librarian.

Dixon was a library systems and data expert.

UW's Employee Assistance Office is offering counseling and support for colleagues and students. Contact the Employee Assistance Office at (608) 263-2987.

The incident remains under investigation.

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