The woman was hit and killed on East State Street


UPDATE (WREX) – Rockford police say the roads are already open to normal traffic. Original story below.

Rockford (WREX) – Rockford police say a 41-year-old woman died after a car hit the 5700 block on East State Street.

Rockford police said it happened around 5pm on Wednesday night, with the driver staying at the scene.

Police say the west lanes on East State Street will be closed for several hours between Bell School Road and Buckley Drive.

Traffic detectives are on site, expecting a delay in this area.

An earlier story and a tweet from Rockford police said the eastbound lanes were closed. This is not correct, the accident is blocking the lanes to the west.