MANATEE COUNTY – Florida Highway Patrol reported a pedestrian was struck and killed by a car Tuesday evening.

The accident happened as a 50-year-old woman from Bradenton was attempting to cross State Road 70 in the area of 111 Street East.

As the woman proceeded across the lanes of travel, a car driven by a 29-year-old woman from Bradenton was driving eastbound on State Road 70 approaching the pedestrian.

At 8:09:00 PM the vehicle came upon the pedestrian in darkness and the pedestrian was struck by the car.

Authorities pronounced the woman deceased at the scene of the crash.