JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a crash where a woman was struck and killed by a car in the Windy Hill area.

Around 1:34 a.m. Friday morning, FHP said a red 2004 Honda Civic was heading east in the center lane of Beach Boulevard near St. Johns Bluff Road when the driver saw a woman walking across the eastbound lanes of Beach Boulevard.

The driver, 29-year-old Robert Heisler, of Jacksonville, told investigators he tried to turn left to avoid hitting her, but couldn't turn in time.

FHP said Heisler struck the woman with the right front side of his Honda.

The woman, later identified as 55-year-old Theresa Richards of Jacksonville, was transported to the hospital where she died, police said.

According to the latest FHP reports, charges are pending against Heisler.