PHELPS COUNTY, Missouri-  The Doolittle Fire Protection District says that early Saturday morning at 02:30 a.m., they were dispatched to the area of the 172 Westbound in Phelps County for a report of a subject laying roadside that had possibly been struck by a vehicle.

They say units arrived on scene to find one female laying roadside not breathing. The female was pronounced deceased on the scene. The death is under investigation by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. A report has not been released.

The Doolittle Fire Protection District serves residents in Western Phelps County.