Woman struck by truck and killed in Gatlinburg

Woman struck by truck and killed in Gatlinburg

Posted: Updated: Dec 30, 2011 05:28 PM EST

GATLINBURG (WATE) - A woman was killed Thursday when she was struck by a pickup truck after exiting a tourist trolley in Gatlinburg.

Fire Chief Greg Miller says Lillie Matheny, 64, of Gatlinburg, got off the trolley just after 5 p.m. on East Parkway (U.S. Highway 321) in front of the Sleepy Bear Motel.

As she walked into the second lane of traffic Matheny was hit by a pickup truck and killed. The driver of the truck said he did not see her.

Matheny was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The incident remains under investigation. Authorities have not yet released the name of the driver, but say charges may be filed against him.

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