A woman died Tuesday evening after being hit by a vehicle while crossing Airline Highway, Baton Rouge Police said.

The woman, who wasn’t immediately identified, was crossing the busy thoroughfare when she was fatally struck by a southbound vehicle around 7 p.m., said Sgt. Don Coppola, a police spokesman.

Coppola said the incident happened near the 8400 block of Airline Highway, just north of Florida Boulevard, and closed the highway for part of Tuesday evening.

The East Baton Rouge Coroner’s Office pronounced the woman dead at the scene of the crash, Coppola said.