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Woman hit, killed by car in south St. Louis County

A Missouri Highway Patrol crash report said the 72-year-old woman was crossing Tesson Ferry Road when she was struck and killed

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — An investigation is underway after a woman was hit and killed by a car in south St. Louis County early Thursday morning.

A crash report from the Missouri State Highway said a woman was crossing Tesson Ferry Road north of Lindbergh Boulevard at around 7 a.m. Thursday. While crossing the road, the woman was struck by a 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee. She was pronounced dead on the scene of the crash minutes later.

Police initially said they thought the victim was a man but have since identified the victim as 72-year-old Louise Williams.

The crash report said the car sustained extensive damage and had to be towed from the scene.

This is a developing story and will be updated as 5 On Your Side confirms more information.