Pedestrian killed early Thursday is identified: Tanya D. Williams, 35

jwarren@herald-leader.comSeptember 4, 2014 

A woman who died Thursday morning after she was struck by two vehicles as she tried to cross North Broadway has been identified, Lexington police said.

Tanya D. Williams, 35, of Lexington died at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital on Thursday morning, not long after she was hit by a car and then a van.

Police Lt. Raymond Roller said Williams was hit by the car about 6 a.m., and then a van shortly after. Both vehicles were traveling south on North Broadway at the intersection with West Loudon Avenue, Roller said. It was dark in the area at that time.

Williams died of multiple blunt-force injuries, according to a news release by the coroner's office. Her death as been ruled an accident, the news release said. Funeral arrangements for Williams are pending.

Roller said there was a brief interval between the two vehicle impacts, but he didn't know how long that was.

Initial indications were that a bystander or bystanders might have tried to assist the victim after she was hit the first time, but the second vehicle hit the victim soon after, Roller said.

Police said the two drivers probably would not be charged.

Officers were continuing their investigation, interviewing witnesses and working on accident reconstruction Thursday afternoon.

Several lanes of North Broadway between West Loudon and West Seventh Street were temporarily blocked as police worked.

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