Woman killed in Second Street accident at bridge identified
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The name of the woman killed when she was hit by crossing Second Street at the foot of the Clark Memorial Bridge has been released.
Deputy coroner Jim Wesley said Ryann M. Tewell, 24, of Louisville, died from multiple blunt force injuries.
Louisville Metro Police said Tewell was hit by a concrete truck that had made a right turn from Main Street onto the bridge. The driver was not aware he had hit someone until witnesses to the accident flagged him down.
Wesley said Tewell was an employee of Humana.
Humana released the following statement after learning of Tewell's death:
"All of us at Humana are deeply saddened by the tragic accident this morning, in which our colleague Ryann Tewell died. Ryann was relatively new to Humana, having joined the company in April of this year. But in that short time, she had already made a positive impact on her new friends and other co-workers at Humana. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Ryann's family, her friends, and everyone whose life Ryann touched."
Advance Ready Mix also released a statement following the accident:
"This was a tragic accident and our condolences go out to the family members and friends of the victim. We are working with police and conducting our own investigation to determine how this unfortunate accident occurred and any measures we may take to prevent a similar incident. The driver involved has a commercial driver's license and has been with the company for nearly a decade with no previous accidents on the job. He cooperated immediately with police answering questions and submitting to every test requested. He will be on indefinite leave from his job. Safety is our top concern which is yet another reason why this incident is so tragic and concerning to us."
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