UPDATE

Authorities today released the name of the woman killed crossing a road near Epworth on Tuesday.

Lois Smith, 82, died as a result of her injuries, according to the Dubuque County Sheriff's Department.

Online property records show that Lois and John Smith own a property at 9052 Placid Road. 

The department also released the name of the driver -- William Conrad, 80, of Epworth -- in the incident. 

ORIGINAL

EPWORTH, Iowa — Authorities said an 82-year-old woman was killed Tuesday afternoon when she was struck by a vehicle while crossing a road near Epworth.

The Dubuque County Sheriff's Department said her name will be released today. 

Emergency responders were called to Placid Road south of Epworth at about 4:40 p.m. Tuesday in response to a report of a pedestrian who had been struck by a vehicle, according to a press release.

An 80-year-old Epworth man was driving north on Placid Road when he struck the woman, who “died as a result of her injuries,” the release stated. The driver's name also has not been released yet.

The incident remains under investigation.

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