State police have identified the woman who was struck and killed by a Jeep Wednesday night on Route 79 in Durham as Wanda Jacques-Gill.
According to a police report issued Thursday, Jacques-Gill, 61, of Durham, was in the roadway on Madison Road, near the intersection with Sand Hill Road, when she was struck just before 6 p.m.
Police said Jacques-Gill was getting her mail at the time of the accident.
The driver of the Jeep, William Zanks, 39, also a Durham resident, was not injured, police said.
Jacques-Gill was rushed to Middlesex Hospital where she was pronounced dead. State police said her family has been notified.
According to online reports, Jacques-Gill was reportedly a part of the Durham Animal Response Team (DART) in 2011.
No charges have been filed in the case. The incident remains under investigation.
Anyone who may have witnessed the accident is urged to call State Police at 860-399-2100.