SARASOTA FL – Florida Highway Patrol stated an 18 year old woman from Sarasota died after being hit by a vehicle on interstate 75 late Monday night.

The accident happened Monday night, as a 27 year old woman from Philadelphia PA was driving a sedan southbound in the left lanes of I-75 with a 26 year old female passenger also from Philadelphia.

At 12:00 AM an 18 year-old woman from Sarasota stepped onto the roadway in front of the oncoming car and was struck.

The car came to a controlled stop on the south on the paved shoulder.

The 18 year old pedestrian was pronounced deceased at the scene. FHP has stated the crash remains under investigation.