A 21-YEAR-OLD student has died after she was hit by a car while walking along an unlit road at night.
The woman, from Cheltenham, was pronounced dead at the scene after the incident, understood to have involved a Ford KA.
She was a walking along the A40 in Headington, Oxford, just after 10.30pm on Monday and was a student at Oxford University.
The crash took place on the Oxford-bound carriageway of the A40 between Forrest Hill and Thornhill Park and Ride.
Emergency services were called to the collision at around 10.38pm. South Central Ambulance Service sent two ambulances and officers from Thames Valley Police were at the scene.
The woman, who has not been named, was pronounced dead by ambulance staff.
The driver of the silver Ford Ka was taken to John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, where she was treated for shock.
The student's next-of-kin have been informed.
Police Constable James Mahony, of the Joint Roads Policing Unit based in Abingdon, said: "We would like to speak to anyone who may have seen this woman walking along the unlit section of the A40 heading towards Oxford just before 10.30pm.
"We would ask anyone who has any information about this collision to contact us as a matter of urgency."
No arrests have been made.
Anyone with any information is asked to call the 24-hour Police Enquiry Centre on 101 and ask to speak to PC Mahony at Abingdon Roads Policing Unit.