Pedestrian dies after being struck by car on Tiger Bend Rd.

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office says a woman has died from injuries she sustained when she was hit by a vehicle Friday evening.  The accident happened in the 16300 block of Tiger Bend Road just before 8:30 p.m.

According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, the pedestrian, Pamela Walton, 57, was standing a few feet away from the roadway and was struck by a passing vehicle. She was taken to a local hospital in critical condition and died early Saturday morning as a result of her injuries.

According to the EBR Sheriff's Office, Walton was hit by the vehicle of a pizza delivery driver. Investigators say that he was looking down at his GPS when the incident happened.

Investigators report the driver heard a thud and thought he hit a mailbox at first, but he stopped once he realized what happened.

Deputies are continuing to investigate the incident. The driver was cooperative, and blood was taken for toxicology tests. Charges may still be filed.

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