MINER — A 33-year-old southeast Missouri woman is dead after stepping out of a moving vehicle and getting struck by a trailer that vehicle was towing.

KFVS-TV reports that Samantha Wilkinson of Sikeston died Sunday afternoon following the accident on a country road in Scott County near the town of Miner.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the driver of the vehicle was heading north when Wilkinson exited as the vehicle was moving. The patrol report did not say why.

Wilkinson was struck by the trailer. She was taken to a hospital where she died later Sunday.