Rosemary Vivian Martufi, 66, a photographer who covered society and other assignments at the old Washington Star, was killed Sept. 22 when she was struck by a tractor-trailer truck near her Bethesda home.

Ms. Martufi was walking her dog across Wisconsin Avenue at Rosedale Avenue, a spokesman for the Montgomery County police said. The accident is still under investigation, he said. The dog, a corgi, survived.

Ms. Martufi was among the first female photographers at the Star, where she worked from the mid-1950s until it closed in 1981. Among her better-known photographs was an award-winning portrait of Martha Mitchell, wife of President Richard M. Nixon's attorney general, John Mitchell.

After the Star folded, Ms. Martufi was co-owner of a photography studio. Other interests included bridge, managing her real estate investments in Baltimore and taking care of abused animals for humane societies. At one point, she had 20 cats at her home.

Ms. Martufi was born in Huntington, W.Va., and raised in Washington. She was a graduate of McKinley Technical High School and Chevy Chase Junior College.

Survivors include a brother, John Martufi, of Fredericksburg, Va.; and two half sisters, Mildred White of Edgewater, Md., and Alice Paget of Dallas.