UPDATE: Pedestrian Hit by Two Vehicles Identified

Officials have released the name of a Lexington woman struck by two vehicles Thursday morning as she tried to walk across an intersection.

According to the Fayette County Coroner, 35-year-old Tanya Williams was in the crosswalk of West Loudon and North Broadway at around 6 when she was hit by a car.

Investigators at the scene said a nurse and another witness who happened to be in the area pulled to over to help Williams, who was still alert and talking at the time.

Officials said around a minute or two after she was hit by the first car, a minivan began to approach. The nurse and another man tried to get the driver’s attention, but were unable to, according to police.

We’re told Williams was then struck by the minivan and dragged around 100 feet before the driver stopped.

Firefighters said they had to use airbags to lift the vehicle off of her. Williams was then taken to UK Hospital, where she died, according to the Coroner.

Police said the traffic light appeared to be green at the time of the accident, but are still investigating.

No charges have currently been filed against either of the drivers.

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