CLEARWATER COUNTY — A woman is dead after a vehicle struck her while she was on a road Thursday, Sept. 12, according to the Clearwater County Sheriff's Office.

The victim was identified as Emily Ann Stevens, 28, of the Rice Lake area in Clearwater County.

Reports from drivers began coming in at 8:19 p.m. about a woman walking along 340th Street, west of the Bagley Shooting Star Casino.

When the deputy arrived in the area, he reportedly observed a vehicle driving slowly and then pull off to the side of the road, the sheriff's office said.

The deputy stopped to speak to the driver, who said they thought they had just hit something in the road, possibly a deer. Authorities discovered the vehicle had struck Stevens, who had been lying in the road, the sheriff's office said. The driver's name was not released.

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Lifesaving measures were performed on her, and she was taken by ambulance but later died from her injuries. The sheriff’s office is investigating the matter.