Woman dead after being hit by vehicle on highway

A pedestrian is dead after being struck by a vehicle in Prestonsburg.

According to a statement from Kentucky State Police, Leann Shortridge, 39, of Prestonsburg, was killed Wednesday night after being struck by a vehicle. The incident happened just before 10 p.m., when Kentucky State Police Post 9 in Pikeville received a call reporting the accident on Ky. 114 just west of the Prestonsburg City Limits.

The preliminary investigation into the incident determined that a westbound vehicle struck Shortridge as she was crossing the roadway, the statement said. Shortridge was pronounced dead at Highlands ARH Regional Medical Center by Floyd County Deputy Coroner Chuck Hall.

According to the statement, drugs or alcohol are not suspected to be factors at this time and blood toxicology results are still pending. The incident, the statement said, remains under investigation by Kentucky State Police.

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Source: Mountain Top