JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV) – Police have identified the person who they say was struck by a vehicle in Valles Mines Thursday morning.
According to reports, Jody Underwood, 35, of Hillsboro, was walking along Route 67 when she was struck by an oncoming vehicle around 4 a.m.
The accident happened just one mile north of the Jefferson County - St. François County border.
Emergency crews responded to the scene, but they were unable to revive Underwood. She was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.
The driver who hit the victim told police he/she was navigating a turn and did not see Underwood until it was too late. The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities.
Officials have not determined why Underwood was walking along the roadway.