Vancleave woman struck by car as she was walking early Friday morning

A woman was killed while walking on U.S. 49 early Friday morning, officials said.

Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Chase Elkins said a woman was walking on U.S. 49, near School Road, at approximately 1:10 a.m. when she was struck by a 2002 Pontiac Bonneville that was traveling north.

Elkins said the person who died is 66-year-old Linda Mays from Vancleave.

She was pronounced dead on scene from injuries sustained in the crash. The driver of the 2002 Pontiac was not injured.

The crash is still under investigation.

The Sun Herald will update this story as information becomes available.