Woman struck, killed while assisting with prior crash on Dixie Highway
LOUISVILLE, KY – A woman was fatally struck when she stopped to help with a prior DUI crash on the Dixie Highway late Monday night, WAVE reports.
The initial crash occurred at about 11 p.m. as the driver of a truck made an abrupt U-turn near the Gene Snyder Freeway. A second vehicle attempted to swerve out of the path of the truck and crashed into a nearby ditch.
A witness to the crash, 50-year-old Angela Cecil, of Radcliff, was crossing the freeway to assist the victim when she was struck by an oncoming vehicle. Cecil suffered fatal injuries as a result.
The driver responsible for the first accident was taken into custody and charged with DUI. No charges have been filed against the driver who struck Cecil.
If you have lost a loved one due to the reckless actions of an impaired driver in the Louisville area, you have the right to seek compensation. Contact the Louisville car accident lawyer at the Law Office of Alan Rubin today at (502) 587-1050 to discuss your options with a compassionate attorney.