A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle along Route 79 in Durham Wednesday evening, according to State Police. She later died from her injuries. The victim's name was not released as of Wednesday night.
Sgt. Sal Calvo said the victim, a woman, was hit by a Jeep near Sand Hill Road shortly before 6 p.m.
The woman was taken to nearby Middlesex Hospital in critical condition and was later declared dead, he said.
Route 79 in both directions remained closed as of 7 p.m. as a State Police accident reconstruction team investigated the incident.
Calvo said the driver of the Jeep stopped and is cooperating. Anyone who may have witnessed the accident is urged to call State Police at 860-399-2100.