Woman dies after being struck by car

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY - Illinois State Police say one woman is dead after being struck by a vehicle on Interstate 72 Thursday night.

Authorities say at about 8:13 p.m., a female pedestrian entered the eastbound lanes of traffic on I-72 at Duncan Road, and was struck by Volkswagen vehicle.  Police say the pedestrian stepped directly in front of the moving vehicle, and that the vehicle was unable to avoid her.  The reason why the woman entered the roadway is still unclear.

Authorities say the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.  The pedestrian's identity has not yet been released.  The Illinois State Police say this incident is still under investigation.

We will continue to provide update to this story as they become available.

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