A woman is dead after being hit by a car while walking on I-44 in Springfield.

It happened at I-44 and Kansas Expressway around 11:00 p.m. Tuesday.

Police say the victim was in the merging lane when a driver trying to get onto the interstate from Kansas Expressway hit her.

The woman was taken to a local hospital, where she died.

Police say the pedestrian’s identity has not been released, pending notification of family members.

Officers say impairment is not suspected, but investigators are continuing to look at the circumstances leading to the crash.

This is Springfield’s 11th fatal crash of 2019.

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