A 71-year-old woman is dead after she was hit by a commercial truck while crossing a busy road in Niles Township.

Rescue workers responded to the crash just after 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15. Investigators say Connie Brown was crossing S. 11th Street near Stateline Road when she was hit.

South 11th Street is a five lane road with no street lights, and deputies say Brown was wearing dark clothing at the time. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the truck, 44-year-old Ernest Rhodes, was driving for George Campell & Sons Inc. from Detroit to South Bend. He was uninjured.

The accident remains under investigation by the Berrien County Sheriff's Office.