A Drayton, N.D., woman is dead after being hit by a car early Wednesday, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

Hunter Hatloy, 21, was driving a 1998 BMW 740 east on 79th Street Northeast about a mile south of Drayton in rural Pembina County around 1 a.m., a press release said. He saw 40-year-old Matthew Hilton standing on the right side of the gravel road near a home and steered left to avoid hitting him, according to the release. As Hatloy was steering left, he struck 44-year-old Kammi Leland, who was standing in the road, the NDHP said.

Later Wednesday, the Pembina County Sheriff's Office released more details about the incident through a press release on Facebook. In that release, officers said they responded to an emergency call from a driver, Hatloy, who said he saw a male appear on the roadway and that the man had pointed a gun at his vehicle. Hilton was later identified as that individual and was arrested for terrorizing, the release said.

Leland was transported to Unity Medical Center, where she died. Hatloy and a passenger, 21-year-old Cordell Wimpfheimer, both were wearing their seatbelt, the release said.

The investigation is ongoing.