HENDERSON, KY (WFIE) - A pedestrian was hit and killed by a semi in Henderson County early Saturday morning.
The semi driver told police he was driving south on 41, between the Kimsey Lane overpass and the Zion Road exit, when he struck something that he thought was an animal.
The driver called 911 and officers then realized the semi had hit a pedestrian.
Police say they later learned that the pedestrian, identified as 24-year-old Sarah Stahl, of Henderson, had been given a ride by a friend and she wanted to be let out of the vehicle in that area. They say Stahl was hit by the semi very soon after getting out of the vehicle.
Stahl was pronounced dead at the scene.
The road was closed for several hours Saturday while crews worked the accident.