An 80-year-old woman who was struck by a car while walking Jan. 6 has died at a Portland hospital as a result of her injuries.

Caroline Barnes of Knox died Jan. 14 at Maine Medical Center, according to Waldo County Chief Deputy Bob Keating.

A memorial service was to be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, at Unity College Center for the Performing Arts.

Barnes was walking along Route 220 approaching the Route 137 intersection just before 5 p.m. Keating said Barnes commonly walked that route, and she often wore a bright orange vest to make herself visible to oncoming traffic.

Barnes was walking near the center line towards the southbound shoulder when the accident occurred, according to a crash report.

The driver of an oncoming vehicle saw Barnes and reportedly hit her brakes and swerved in an attempt to avoid the woman, but she was unable to avoid striking her with the driver’s-side front fender.

As a result of the impact, the woman was thrown about 30 feet.

Barnes was transported by Unity Ambulance to Thayer Hospital in Waterville, and from there she was taken by LifeFlight helicopter to the Portland hospital, Keating said.