HAMMONTON, N.J. (AP) -- Authorities say a woman leaving Christmas Eve Mass in New Jersey was struck and killed by a minivan while crossing the street.

Hammonton police that the 77-year-old woman was struck by a Chevy Venture after leaving St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic church in Hammonton on Wednesday evening.

Hammonton police say the crash occurred at around 5:30 p.m. on Route 206 while the woman was trying to get to her car.

She was taken to the hospital by an ambulance and was pronounced dead a short time later.

The 50-year-old driver stopped at the scene. Police say no charges have been filed.

The investigation is ongoing.

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