File image of traffic and pedestrian crossing. (Photo by Shannon Cay Bowers)

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle at about 7:28 a.m. today, Oct. 4, near the intersection of Republic Road and Fremont Avenue, according to Springfield police.

The pedestrian was walking north across Republic when a vehicle traveling east on Republic hit the pedestrian. The pedestrian was taken to the hospital and later died, according to police

More information will be released later. The family of the person who died has not yet been notified.