The Blair County Coroner has identified the I-99 crash victim as Judith Pleskonko, 69, of Philipsburg.
According to first responders in Centre County, Plesonko was the acting Centre County Deputy Coroner.
Investigators say Pleskonko was reportedly traveling in the southbound lane on I-99 and was involved in a separate crash just moments before being struck.
State police say Pleskonko’s vehicle, after the initial crash, crossed into the northbound lane through an emergency crossover and came to rest in the northbound lane facing south.
The press release states that Pleskonko then exited her vehicle and headed over to where the initial crash occurred.
According to state police, as Pleskonko attempted to cross I-99 northbound and failed to observe traffic traveling north.
The press release states that Pleskonko was then struck by a vehicle and thrown off the right side of the roadway.
State police said she was pronounced dead at the scene.