Pedestrian killed in Valley Station identified

(Source: WAVE 3 News)
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Published: May. 20, 2018 at 2:02 AM EDT|Updated: May. 21, 2018 at 5:47 AM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The victim in Saturday's deadly accident in Valley Station has been identified.

The pedestrian who was hit and killed while trying to cross the street was Vanessa Paige Powell, 28, of Louisville, Kentucky, according to the Jefferson County Coroner's Office.

Powell was pronounced dead at the scene. She died of blunt force trauma.

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Police said Powell was attempting to cross Dixie Highway at Kendall Road from west to east at 9:35 p.m. when she was hit. The Louisville Metro Police Department is looking into whether the woman may have been impaired at the time of the collision.

The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene. Charges against the driver are not expected. LMPD also said impairment is not suspected on the driver's part.

Powell's family is raising money for her funeral. Her parents were helped by Dawne Gee this year on her Pass the Cash segment - Dawne helped them get heat in their home for the first time in seven years.

The link to the GoFundMe page to help with expenses is here.

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