A woman was hit by a car and killed early Saturday morning as she was trying to cross Airline Highway, according to Baton Rouge Police Department spokesman Sgt. L'Jean McKneely.

Jill Valori, 41, was crossing the highway in the 6300 block of Airline Highway around 4:30 a.m. when a vehicle hit her, McKneely said.

Valori died on the scene and the 24-year-old driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, McKneely said.

The crash is still under investigation.