NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (AP) — Police say a 53-year-old woman has been struck and killed by an SUV while walking across a North Adams street.

Karen Shields died Thursday at a Springfield hospital after getting struck late Wednesday night while crossing West Main Street near her home.

Sgt. James Burdick tells the North Adams Transcript ( ) she was not in a crosswalk when she was struck.

The SUV's driver, identified as 57-year-old Ronald Fredette, of Pownal, Vt., was taken to the hospital for chest pains.

Police say the death remains under investigation but Fredette is not likely to face charges.


Information from: North Adams (Mass.) Transcript,