BRIDGEPORT — A 78-year-old Bridgeport woman was killed Thursday night when she was struck by a motorcycle as she was crossing the street, according to police.

Patricia Stephenson was walking across the intersection of State Street and Park Avenue around 9 p.m. Thursday night when she was struck by a motorcycle “traveling at a high rate of speed,” police said.

Police said Stephenson, who lives in the area, was transported to the hospital where she later died from her injuries.

The 34-year-old man driving the motorcycle was also seriously injured in the crash after the impact from the collision sent him flying from his vehicle. Police said he is being treated at Bridgeport Hospital.

The scene of the crash was still under investigation as of 12:30 a.m. Friday morning.

Anyone with information regarding the crash is asked to contact Officer Cynthia Dolyak of the Bridgeport Police Department's Traffic Division at 203-576-7640.