A woman died early Wednesday morning after a vehicle struck her on Washington Street.

At 6:05 a.m., Bath police was called to a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian on Washington Street, near King Street.

Sgt. Nathan Gould arrived on scene to find the woman unresponsive and lying on Washington Street. After initiating CPR, Bath Fire and Rescue also arrived to provide first aid. 

The victim died at the scene. 

Police said the 70-year-old woman was an employee at Bath Iron Works, and that investigators were attempting to notify her family. 

Edward Buzzell, 57, of Bath was driving the 2008 Chevy Trailblazer that struck the woman. He remained at the scene after the incident, said police. 

“Initial indications are that Buzzell was traveling north on Washington Street. The female pedestrian was crossing Washington Street towards BIW by Union Street in a crosswalk when she was struck by Buzzell,” according to the press release issued by Bath Police Department.

The case is currently under investigation. While no charges have been filed at this time, police said Buzzell, also a BIW employee, has been cooperative during the investigation. 

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victim’s family, and to all those impacted,” BIW spokesman Matt Wickenheiser said in an email on Wednesday afternoon. 

He declined to comment further on the victim. 

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