SC Woman Andrea Owens ID’d As Victim Struck By Vehicle While Attempting To Assist Injured Deer In Anderson

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ANDERSON, SC. (THECOUNT) — Andrea Owens, of Honea Path, South Carolina, has been identified as the victim fatally struck by a vehicle early Sunday while attempting to assist a deer that was injured on the side of an Anderson roadway.

Owens, 39, was struck and killed by a passing vehicle after a vehicle she was traveling in stopped to help an injured animal early Sunday morning.


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The deadly incident occurred on Due West Road near Griffin Farm Road in Anderson around 1 a.m. Sunday, according to Anderson County Deputy Coroner Brent Simpson.

Owens was with her husband, George, on their way home when they came upon a deer that had been struck by a vehicle and was still alive in the road, according to a release from the Anderson County Coroner’s Office.

Owens and her husband stopped to help the injured animal and, while she was near the deer, she was hit by another vehicle, the release said, reports GreenvilleOnline.

Owens was transported via helicopter to an area hospital where she was later pronounced dead of multiple blunt force trauma injuries.

The cause of the collision remains under investigation.

The name of the driver was not provided by officials.

Geo quick facts: Anderson is a city in and the county seat of Anderson County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 26,686 at the 2010 census, and the city was the center of an urbanized area of 75,702 – Wikipedia.

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