A nurse from rural Clark County was killed Monday in an early morning crash on Briar Hill Road.
Vicki Hutchison, 45, died in a head-on collision about 6:30 a.m. on her way to work at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.
A news release from Lexington police said a Ford Explorer driven by Christobal Ramirez-Cordoba, 23, of Lexington crossed the center line and collided with Mrs. Hutchison's Chevrolet Trailblazer. Cordoba, who was wearing a seat belt, was treated at UK Hospital for minor injuries and released.
Alcohol and drugs are not suspected in the crash. Lexington police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said she could not comment on what police think caused the Explorer to drift over the center line.
Cordoba was ticketed for not having a driver's license, the release said.
Mrs. Hutchison, who was not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The collision occurred in Fayette County near the Bourbon County line, Roberts said.
Mrs. Hutchison loved crafting and quilting and had been a nurse for about 18 years, her sister-in-law Dorcas Blevins said.
"She was always nursing something — cats and dogs and children," Blevins said, adding that Mrs. Hutchison frequently checked in on her 88-year-old mother-in-law and had helped care for Blevins' husband while he was dying of cancer. "She wanted to do what was right."
She also loved spending time with her two grandsons, Davey and Brady Pitts, ages 9 and 6.
She is survived by her husband, Raymond Hutchison; a son, Josh Mosley of Lexington; and a daughter, Amber Pitts of Mount Sterling.
Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals in Morehead is in charge of arrangements.