90-year-old woman dies after being struck by car in Gulfport

A 90-year-old woman died after she was struck by a car near her home Saturday night, Harrison County Chief Deputy Coroner Brian Switzer said.

Ava Baswell was struck while walking on Robinson Road near Salisbury Road about 7 p.m., he said.

She was struck by a 2010 Toyota Corolla.

“The driver stopped, called for help and rendered aid,” Switzer said.

Baswell had dementia/Alzheimer’s Disease and “apparently just left her house and started walking,” he said.

American Medical Response took her to Garden Park Medical Center, where Baswell died about 10:30 p.m.

Initial police investigation shows the driver was traveling about 30 mph, Switzer said.

Gulfport police are investigating.