NEW PHILADELPHIA (Tusco TV) - Police are investigating a Thursday night crash that resulted in the death of a pedestrian.

Chief Mike Goodwin says it happened shortly after 9 pm when an elderly driver struck a 47-year-old city woman near the 1300 block of East High Avenue. Goodwin says the driver was on her way home from a show and turned around after hitting what she initially thought was a deer.

"She had gone up to the Fuel Depot, turned around, came back and there was a body lying in the middle of the westbound lane," he says.

Goodwin says the pedestrian, whose name is not being released at this time, lived closeby but they don’t know if she was crossing or walking alongside the road. 

"I’m not sure at this time where she was coming from, where she was going. I’m not sure how far out into the road she was when she was struck. It appears that she was in the road with the damages on the vehicle," he says.

Goodwin says the local highway patrol post is handling the accident reconstruction to help them piece together exactly what happened. A report will be sent to the prosecutor’s office once the investigation is complete but Goodwin says right now it appears to have been a very unfortunate accident.