Pedestrian death under investigation

The Kentucky State Police says it's investigating the death of a woman struck by a vehicle while trying to cross Interstate 24 early Monday morning. 

KSP says 50-year-old Julie Marie Reimann of McGregor, Minnesota, was hit by a westbound vehicle at the 34.5 mile marker of I-24 on Lyon County around 1:30 a.m. Monday. 

She was traveling from Florida with family when they stopped on the shoulder of the road and Reimann, state police say, tried to cross the interstate and was hit by a vehicle driven by Sheryl Newton of Calvert City. 

Reimann was pronounced dead at the scene by the Lyon County Coroner. KSP says Trooper Eric Fields, a collision reconstructionist, is investigating. 

KSP was assisted at the scene by the Lyon County Sheriff Department, Lyon County EMS, Lyon County Rescue, the Kuttawa Fire Department and the Eddyville Fire Department.

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