Heavy rain likely played role in death of woman hit and killed

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Updated: May. 11, 2021 at 11:47 AM EDT
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VICCO, Ky. (WYMT) - Officials say heavy rain likely played a role in the death of a Perry County woman early Monday morning.

Deputy Coroner Jeff Combs identified the woman killed as Teresa Hurley from Vicco.

Combs tells WYMT a woman was driving south on Hwy. 15 around 1 a.m. Monday morning in heavy rain. The woman could not see Hurley because of the weather conditions and when she did finally see Hurley, it was too late. The woman hit her brakes and slid into Hurley.

Right now, it is unknown if Hurley was beside the road or in the road when she was hit.

The woman stayed and called 911.

Combs pronounced Hurley dead at 1:43 a.m. Combs said Hurley died from head and chest trauma. No autopsy will be performed because there was enough evidence to declare a cause of death.

Combs said there was no foul play and no reason to suspect criminal intent.

Maggard Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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