CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A pedestrian has been hit and killed by a vehicle near the state Capitol.
The accident occurred shortly after 7:30 a.m. on Greenbrier Street.
Witness Nina Claytor said the victim was an elderly, African-American woman.
The accident was near the security shack near the governor's entrance at the corner of Virginia Street and Greenbrier.
The woman was walking from the Capitol side of Greenbrier Street to the other side and was struck in the fast lane where cars would be heading toward Kanawha Boulevard, said Sgt. Nick Null of the Charleston Police Department.
A man with two children in a black Mercury tried to administer CPR, the witness said. Authorities at the scene then said the woman had died.
A resident of the neighborhood around the Capitol escorted the two children into the guard shack near the Capitol entrance, according to the witness.
Charleston Police were at the scene.