By WCCO-TV Staff

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A woman died from her injuries hours after being struck by a box truck while walking on a western Wisconsin highway early Wednesday evening.

The Chippewa County Sheriff’s office says the pedestrian was struck on State Highway 64 and 190th Street just before 6:30 p.m. by a Gibson’s Water Care truck.

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The woman was airlifted to Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, where she later died after undergoing surgery.

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The names of the victim and driver are not being released at this point in the investigation.

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The sheriff’s office is asking for witnesses to contact them at 715-726-7701.