An 80-year-old woman died Thursday after being struck by a vehicle while walking across state Highway 42 to get her mail.

The Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department reported receiving a call from the driver of a vehicle who stated he had just struck a pedestrian at 10:06 a.m. Thursday. The incident occurred about 500 feet south of Eighth Road in the town of Pierce.

The driver, James Anderson, 46, Algoma, was driving northbound in a 1994 Chevy Truck northbound the woman, whose name was not being released pending notifications to family.

Algoma Fire and Rescue along with County Rescue Air Transport (Eagle Three) responded to provide care for the victim who later died from her injuries.

The accident remains under investigation by the Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department.