SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – On Wednesday evening the Springfield Police Department was called to an accident on State Street.

According to Springfield Police Department spokesperson Ryan Walsh, officers helped a woman who was struck by a vehicle at around 6:15 p.m. on the 100 block of State Street. The woman was taken to Baystate Medical Center where she died due to her injuries. The driver stayed on site as officers investigated the site of the incident.

“First of all, my thoughts, prayers and sympathies and encouragement go out to the affected family. It’s under investigation right now to see, the driver did stay. If speeding was any issue there or if there was distracted driving,” said Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno.

Springfield Police Department’s Traffic Unit is investigating this incident. Wednesday night’s accident was the 20th deadly accident in the city this year, that’s six more than 2020.

It was just last week a pedestrian was struck and killed further up State Street near the 600 block.