A Letcher County woman died after being struck by car Saturday night in the Colson community. According to Kentucky State Police, Connie Meade, 47, was found dead in the northbound lane of Ky. 7 just after 9:30 p.m.
Meade apparently was lying in the southbound lane when she was hit by a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt driven by Brittany Gross, 22, of Whitesburg.
State police said in a news release that it had yet to be determined why Meade was in the road but that foul play was not suspected.
An autopsy was scheduled Sunday at the state medical examiner's office in Frankfort; toxicology results on Gross were pending, but state police said impairment of the driver was not thought to have been a contributing factor in the accident.
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