GLENBURN — Police say a Glenburn woman who was crossing the street to get her mail was struck and killed by a passing driver.

State police report that Stephen Niles, 57, of Bradford was driving south on Pushaw Road late Wednesday afternoon when he hit Barbara Crossman, 66, who was crossing the street to get the mail.

Niles told police that he did not see the victim, and that he initially thought that he had struck a deer or some other animal.

Investigators think that Crossman died instantly.

Maine State Police Lt. Sean Hashey said weather and poor visibility may have been factors.

The death remains under investigation and there was no word on charges.