A woman was killed early Monday morning when she was struck by a vehicle while walking on McFarland Boulevard in Tuscaloosa.

Stephanie Taylor, a spokesperson for the Tuscaloosa Police Department, said the victim was reportedly walking in the middle lane of the highway when she was struck by a passing vehicle.

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Taylor said the first driver told police he stopped to check on the woman but she was struck by a second vehicle which did not stop - it continued driving east.

Taylor said first responders found the woman dead at the scene.

Taylor said the wreck happened near the 3300 block of McFarland Boulevard early Monday morning and the first 911 call was made shortly after 4 a.m.

The eastbound lanes of McFarland Boulevard were closed to investigate the deadly accident Monday morning.

UPDATE, 3 P.M.: Taylor said Investigators initially believed a Ford F150 was involved in this traffic fatality but after further investigation determined that was not the case.

Members of TPD’s Traffic Homicide Unit are still investigating but have not been able to positively identify the victim, a white woman believed to be in her 50s.

Anyone who witnessed the accident or has information that could help identify the woman is asked to contact TPD at 205-349-2121.

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