Woman hit by car and killed in Puyallup crash

Puyallup Police

PUYALLUP, Wash. –  A woman was hit and killed by a vehicle in Puyallup Tuesday evening.

Police say she was walking around 9 p.m. in the 1500 block of River Road when a vehicle driving eastbound struck her.  She was later pronounced dead.

The crash happened near a change in the speed limit of the roadway, Cpt. Ryan Portmann said.

Eastbound River Road was closed at 18th Street and detours.  It has reopened.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

Police are looking into whether or not the driver was impaired, Cpt. Ryan Portmann said.

This is a developing story and will be updated when more information becomes available.