A woman was struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross the South Belt Highway Friday evening and as of Saturday morning was pronounced dead, according to the St. Joseph Police Department.

The incident happened near the intersection of South Belt Highway and Pickett Road around 6:15 p.m.

The woman suffered serious injuries, including to the head, and was taken to Mosaic Life Care, where she later died.

A St. Joseph police officer said this is not the first time a vehicle has struck a pedestrian at that exact same location.

Both north- and southbound lanes of South Belt Highway were closed as police officers were at the scene. 

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