Flora woman killed when struck by SUV while walking

CLAY COUNTY — Illinois State Police is reporting that a 78-year-old Flora woman was killed Saturday night after she was struck by a vehicle as she was walking down the street.

ISP reports say Mary J. Davis, was walking in the roadway around 7:30 Saturday night, when she was struck by an SUV being driven by 59-year-old Ray L. Rutland, also of Flora. Rutland was reportedly driving southbound on North State Street in Flora, just south of Mulberry Street.

Davis was taken by ambulance to the Clay County Hospital where she was pronounced dead.