HENDERSON, Ky. (July 7, 2023) Kentucky State Police Post 16 – Henderson received a call from Henderson City Police around 6:30 am of a semi versus pedestrian collision at the intersection of Green and Second Street in Henderson.
Preliminary investigation reveals 43-year-old Jacquece L. Rutledge of Indianapolis, IN was traveling westbound on Green Street in a 2022 Mack tractor-trailer. The investigation determined, Rutledge had a green light and proceeded through the intersection. Deborah F. Shearer, 66 of Henderson was walking and entered the traveled path of Rutledge. It appears Rutledge was unaware of striking Shearer and continued to her nearby destination. Law enforcement was able to locate her a short time later.
Shearer was pronounced dead on-scene by the Henderson County Coroner’s Office.
Rutledge was not injured in the collision. No charges are expected at this time.
The investigation is on-going by the Kentucky State Police.
Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division, Henderson Fire Department, Henderson County EMS, Henderson City Police. Henderson County Corners Office and other agencies assisted troopers at the scene.
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