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Woman Dies Watching The Eclipse After Car Struck Her

Woman Dies Watching The Eclipse After Car Struck Her

CBS News reports that two women watching the eclipse while standing on a sidewalk in Kentucky were struck by a car, and one has died.

State Police Trooper Jody Sims says the car crossed the center line and hit a utility pole as well as the pedestrians Monday in Hyden, about 120 miles southeast of Lexington. The car ended up resting on its side.

Sims says 23-year-old Mackenzie P. Hays was pronounced dead, and 41-year-old Rhonda Belcher was flown to the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington. Thirty-eight-year-old motorist Alyssa Noble was taken to a medical center.  Their conditions were not immediately known.

State Police Captain Jennifer Sandlin confirmed the pedestrians were viewing the partial eclipse when the incident happened.

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