SARASOTA – An Illinois woman is dead after being hit by a car trying to cross the street Saturday night.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol the crash was reported at 8:38 pm on Stickney Point Road and Beechwood Ave

47-year-old Patricia Meives was struck by 71-year-old Roy Kopischke’s Ford Mustang after Meives crossed the road into the path of Kopische’s Mustang.

FHP is investigating the crash.