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Corbin woman dies after being hit by truck

From The Times Tribune -

A Corbin woman was killed Friday night when she was struck by a pickup truck as she attempted to cross U.S. 25E on foot.

Corbin Police identified the victim as 50 year old Lalanya Rees.


Corbin Police Officer Robbie Hodge said the incident occurred at 9:20 p.m. in the northbound lanes near the intersection of Ohler Road.


Photo courtesy of Corbin Fire Department

Rees was reportedly crossing from south to north. She had reached the median of the four-lane highway and was attempting to cross over the remaining lanes when she was hit.

“It was wet and she was wearing all black clothing,” Hodge said of Rees.


According to Hodge, Rees lived at Campground Apartments on Ohler Road.

“We don’t know where she was coming from, but it looks like she was headed home,” Hodge said of Rees.


Rees was pronounced dead at the scene by the Knox County coroner.


The northbound lanes were closed to traffic for approximately one hour as emergency personnel worked to clear the scene.


Corbin Fire Department and Knox EMS also responded to the scene.

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