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.

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