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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