At about 4 p.m. Tuesday, first responders from the Harvey County Sheriff’s Office, Newton Police Department, North Newton Police Department and Newton Fire/EMS responded to the scene of a motor vehicle vs. pedestrian accident in the area of N.W. 12th Street between West and Meridian.

Upon arriving on scene, it was determined that a passenger car traveling westbound on N.W. 12th Street struck a pedestrian.

The pedestrian, a 28 year old female from Newton, was transported by Newton Fire/EMS in critical condition to Newton Medical Center, where she was later pronounced dead. The driver of the vehicle, a 40 year old female from Halstead, did not sustain any injuries.

The accident remains an ongoing investigation. The pedestrian has been identified as 28 year old female, Crystal Stauffer of Newton.