CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A Nitro woman was killed and her fiance was seriously injured when they were struck on the interstate after their car had hit a deer.
Katrina Godbey, 20, of Nitro, was driving east on Interstate 64 with her fiancé, Josh McComas, just after 9:30 p.m. Monday when she struck a deer a mile east of the Milton exit, Milton Cpl. K.L. O'Dell said.
The airbags deployed and Godbey stopped the car in the slow lane.
McComas, 27, got her out of the car, led her to the side of the road and went back to turn on the vehicle's hazard lights, O'Dell said.
That's when the second vehicle struck the back of their car, police said.
McComas and Godbey were both severely injured, and paramedics pronounced Godbey dead on the way to a local hospital, O'Dell said.
McComas remained at Cabell Huntington Hospital Tuesday, he said.
The driver of the second vehicle, Christine Grimes, 37, of Poca, suffered neck and back pain, O'Dell said. Emergency crews had to remove a door to get her out of her vehicle. She also was taken to Cabell Huntington, O'Dell said.
The corporal said investigators located the deer at the scene and were working to determine which vehicle struck Godbey. No charges are expected.
"With the lighting and everything the way it was up there, there's no exterior light," O'Dell said. "He was going back to turn on the hazard lights, but there would have been no way they could have been seen.
"They were just at the wrong place at the wrong time."
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