Columbus woman dies after being struck by SUV

A woman died last night while walking across 25th Street in Columbus.

Columbus police say that 62-year-old Bao Y. Qiu  of Columbus was walking south across 25th Street near Taylor Road at about 7:20 p.m. when she was struck by an SUV driven by 41-year-old Jennifer Pearson, of Waldron. The victim was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital where she later died from her injuries, police report.

Coroner Clayton Nolting pronounced Qiu dead due to blunt force trauma.

The accident remains under investigation.