Georgetown Police say a woman was walking in the roadway along West Main Street before dawn Thursday morning when she was struck and killed by a passing motorist.
The collision claimed the life of Loretta Wallace, 22, of Clayton Avenue.
The crash occurred at approximately 4:19 a.m. on West Main Street near the intersection of Kentucky Avenue, said Georgetown Police Capt. Robert Swanigan. The motorist who struck Wallace stopped and joined other witnesses in an effort to render aid, but her injuries were fatal, Swanigan said. Wallace was pronounced dead a the scene.
The probe is still ongoing, but the preliminary investigation indicated Wallace was walking in the roadway along a dimly lit stretch, heading toward downtown Georgetown, Swanigan said.
"She was apparently a foot or two inside the fog line on the right hand side of the road," he said.
The victim was walking in the same direction as the flow of traffic and was struck by a car also traveling toward the downtown area. Speed is not suspected to be a factor and no charges have yet been filed, Swanigan said. However, the investigation is still ongoing, he noted.
"It's still very early, but at this point there are several factors we are looking at," he said. "She was wearing dark colored clothing and this stretch is very dimly lit and pretty narrow," he said.