A Port Barre woman died Friday night when she stepped into the path of an oncoming car on Gloria Switch Road, Lafayette Police reported.

Linda Gould, 52, was walking by the roadway at around 11:00 p.m. when she suddenly walked into the path of a Chevrolet sedan, which slammed into her and threw her to the south of the roadway, said Cpl. Paul Mouton, a Lafayette Police spokesman.

Gould was pronounced dead at the scene, Mouton said. An investigation of the incident continues, Mouton said.