ALCOA, Tenn. (WATE) — The identity of the pedestrian who died after being struck by an American Medical Response or AMR ambulance just after midnight on Tuesday has been released.

Karie Mills, 39, of Knoxville was identified as the pedestrian who was struck by an ambulance on Alcoa Highway, Alcoa city officials said.

Mills was pronounced dead at the hospital following the incident, which occurred on Alcoa Highway at the Knox County line.

According to the City of Alcoa, on Tuesday, Sept. 13 around 12:09 a.m. the Alcoa Police Department and Alcoa Fire Department responded to a crash with reported serious injuries; Tennessee Highway Patrol also responded to the scene along Alcoa Highway.

Crash reconstruction teams with APD and THP were able to determine that an AMR ambulance had been traveling northbound along Alcoa Highway toward the University of Tennessee Medical Center when it struck Mills, who had been wearing all black clothing and walking along the left-hand lane of the highway.

Mills was taken by a second AMR ambulance crew to UT Medical, where they were pronounced dead.

Alcoa Police investigators are seeking additional information on the fatal incident. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact Lt. Dustin Stevenson at the Alcoa Police Department at (865) 981-4111 or