Woman hit and killed by pickup truck in Sarasota, deputies say

Courtesy: Sarasota County Sheriff's Office. 

A woman was hit and killed by a pickup truck on Clark Road and Colonial Drive in Sarasota Friday evening, deputies said.

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the crash that happened around 7:01 p.m., according to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office. Deputies were assisting troopers at the scene. 

FHP said the pickup truck driver, a 65-year-old man was heading east on Clark Road, west Colonial Drive. The woman in the eastbound inside lane on Clark Road when the pickup truck hit her, according to troopers. 

Sarasota County deputies said the pedestrian sustained fatal injuries. 

Clark Road was down to one lane eastbound and one lane westbound, according to the sheriff's office. Drivers in the area are being asked to avoid the area. 

The crash remains under investigation. 

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.