An Orange woman was struck and killed Saturday night on Highway 90 as she walked to work. Forty-five year old Frieda Benedict of Pinehurst, was on her way to work the graveyard shift at Denny’s when she was struck by a 19 year old Orange County man.

Orange Police were dispatched at about 10:25 P.M. when the man called to say he struck something.

Police conducted a search of the area and found the victim on the north side of the roadway deceased. Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 Rodney Price responded to the scene and ordered an autopsy. The victim was transported to the Jefferson County Morgue.

The Texas Department of Public Safety assisted at the scene.