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Lexington woman killed in auto/pedestrian hit-and-run accident Tuesday morning
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
A 55 year-old Lexington woman was killed in an auto/pedestrian hit-and-run accident during the early morning hours Tuesday, February 12, 2013.
Alena Suzanne Woelfel, who was reported to be disabled, had parked her vehicle on the northbound shoulder of US 77, 0.4 miles north of County Road 418. According to the Department of Transportation crash report Woelfel was standing beside her vehicle in the northbound outside lane talking with the passenger of another vehicle at approximately 2:35 A.M..
Woelfel was struck by a vehicle, possibly an 18-wheeler, that was also traveling northbound. The operator of the vehicle that struck Woelfel kept driving, failing to stop and render aid. Authorities have not been able to locate the vehicle or its driver.
A passenger who was seated in Ms. Woelfel's vehicle during the accident stated that he witnessed an 18-wheeler passing at the time of the crash.
Justice of the Peace Candace Walch pronounced Ms. Woelfel deceased at the scene at 3:08 A.M. DPS Trooper Jeremy Weiser worked the accident and was assisted by DPS Sgt. Richard Krenek and Lee County Deputy Jeremiah Rudolph.
The accident is under investigation.