STAMFORD — City police on Wednesday identified the female pedestrian struck and killed by a van on Elm Street while walking to work Tuesday morning as Fairfield resident Lynette Wagner, 58.

Sgt. Andrew Gallagher declined to discuss specifics of the case that involve a 38-year-old Stamford man, who was driving the 2016 Dodge Ram van that struck Wagner as he was turning west on North State Street at 7:09 a.m. Tuesday.

Gallagher, who commands the Collision analysis and Reconstruction Squad, said the driver told investigators that he did not strike Wagner, hitting only a large briefcase she was wheeling along with her on her way to work at the new Henkel corporate headquarters at 200 Elm St.

But Gallagher said witness statements and forensic evidence found at the scene are pointing them in a different direction.

“Witness information and other evidence are leading us to facts that are in the alternative to what the driver told us, as well as our belief that the pedestrian was in the crosswalk when she was struck,” Gallagher said. The van involved in Wagner’s death has been seized for further forensic examination.

After the crash, Wagner was transported by ambulance to Stamford Hospital. She died at the hospital a short time after her arrival.

Wagner is survived by her two children, Zach and Natalie and husband Tim of 33 years, according to her obituary. She is a native of Queens, New York, and a 1980 graduate of the State University of New York.

Wagner’s is the first pedestrian death of the year in Stamford, which experienced six traffic or pedestrian fatalities in 2017.

Services for Wagner will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Pius X Church, in Fairfield.

Gallagher asks that anyone with information on the crash to call accident investigators at 203 977-4712.