A woman who was struck and killed while trying to walk across Richmond Road early Friday morning has been identified, according to the Fayette County coroner.
Judith Penelope, 73, was hit about 5:30 a.m. by an inbound vehicle on Richmond Road between Desha Road and Mentelle Park, according to the coroner’s office.
She was thrown toward the median and suffered trauma to multiple areas of her body, coroner Gary Ginn said.
Both inbound lanes and one outbound lane of Richmond Road were closed for nearly three hours. The road reopened fully about 8:10 a.m.
The driver of the vehicle didn’t see the pedestrian, who was wearing dark clothing, Ginn said.
Ginn said the driver stopped and gave a statement to police. No charges have been filed.