WALKER, La. (AP) — State police say a vehicle struck and killed a female pedestrian north of Walker.

Trooper First Class Jared Sandifer says the accident occurred around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Sandifer says 30-year-old Tara M. Messina, of Denham Springs, who was dressed in dark clothing, was walking northbound along La. Highway 447 and stepped in front of an SUV driven by 61-year-old Alice Devall of Walker.

The accident remains under investigation.