Woman struck and killed on Dixie Highway in PRP

Louisville, KY - Posted by Charles Gazaway - email

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A woman is dead after being struck by a van on June 14 in the 12000 block of Dixie Highway.

According to Dwight Mitchell, a Louisville Metro Police spokesperson, the victim was heading south on Dixie Highway when she pulled her van over to the side of the road around 10:40 p.m. After the woman got out of her van, she was hit by a second van heading southbound that did not see her in the roadway.

Mitchell said there were three children in the woman's van at the time of the accident. The children were not injured.

The LMPD traffic unit is investigating the accident. Mitchell said police do not expect to file charges against the driver of the second van.

Police said the accident investigation is in its early stages and could not say why the woman had gotten out of her car or if the vehicle had broken down.

The name of the victim has not been released. She is believed to be from South Carolina and in her late 30s.

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