A Starkville woman is dead after investigators say she was hit by a SUV as she attempted to cross MS Highway 9 in Choctaw County Sunday night.
A press release from the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol says 52-year-old Stefanie Dawn Turner was attempting to cross the north bound lane of traffic on the highway near Pensacola Road around 10:28 p.m. when she was hit by a gray 2015 Toyota 4 Runner.
She was pronounced dead at the scene by the Choctaw County coroner.
The driver of the SUV, 21-year-old Hunter McElroy, of Louisville, was transported by ambulance to Choctaw Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.
MHP says the incident remains under investigation.