A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the fatal collision on the A38 last night.
A woman was travelling in a vehicle with the arrested man and was airlifted to the University Hospital in Coventry, after being hit by a vehicle on the dual carriageway.
Police have said the woman who died has not been identified, but was travelling on the A38 between Clay Mills and Branston last night in a white van with the man who has been arrested.
According to police it’s thought that as the van pulled into a layby on the road, the woman jumped out and was hit by another oncoming vehicle as she attempted to cross the carriageway.
Paramedics called to the scene gave the badly injured woman CPR as she had suffered cardiac arrest. They managed to resuscitate her but she died later in hospital.
The 39-year-old man, from Hull, was arrested as a full investigation continues into how the event unfolded.
Overnight the northbound side of the road was closed, but was partially opened this morning while police investigated but Midland Classic has now confirmed that the road is open via its Twitter page.
West Midlands Ambulance Service attended the scene last night, which saw both sides of the road closed. A spokesman said that best efforts were made by paramedics to treat the woman, who had been seriously injured in the incident.
"Ambulance staff began CPR and administered advanced life support and successfully managed to restart the woman's heart at the scene. Emergency medical treatment continued as the woman was airlifted to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.
"However, despite the best efforts of everyone concerned, sadly it became apparent at hospital that the woman could not be saved and she was confirmed deceased."
Police are still appealing for more information about the incident. Witnesses can call the non-emergency 101 number, quoting incident 801 of July 6.