A 70-year-old woman from Chapel Hill, N.C., was struck by a car and killed in downtown Washington on Friday, police said. (iStock/iStock)

A woman crossing a downtown Washington street was struck by a vehicle and killed Friday morning, the D.C. police said.

The victim, Carol Joan Tomason 70, of Chapel Hill, NC.was struck at 15th and H Streets NW, the police said.

They said she was in a marked crosswalk, walking west on H Street, when struck by a pickup truck that went through the crosswalk while making a left turn onto northbound 15th Street.

The intersection is one block east of Lafayette Square, and one block north of the Treasury Department. It is not far from the White House. At certain times of the morning and afternoon it can be highly congested, with not only passenger cars but also buses and large trucks.