An accident just north of Odem has claimed the life of a 32 year old woman. The accident happened just after 11 Friday night on Highway 77. Investigators say that the victim, Melinda Maldonado, was walking on the highway when she was struck by the driver of a 2007 Dodge Nitro. Maldonado was propelled into the center median and was pronounced dead at the scene. No charges have been filed against the driver. No one in the SUV was hurt.