South Carolina woman hit and killed while attempting to save deer

A South Carolina woman was hit by a car  while trying to help an injured deer early Sunday. She later died at a hospital.

Credit: Nick Graham

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A South Carolina woman was hit by a car while trying to help an injured deer early Sunday. She later died at a hospital.

Credit: Nick Graham

Credit: Nick Graham

Authorities have identified a South Carolina woman killed by a car while trying to save an injured deer.

Andrea Leigh Owens was with her husband early Sunday when they stopped their car to assess the injuries of a deer that had been hit and hurt, according to a coroner’s report obtained by local media.

While attempting to save the deer, Owens was struck by a vehicle, Anderson County Deputy Coroner Brent Simpson said. The 39-year-old was taken to a nearby hospital, where she died in surgery.

The person who hit Owens will not be charged, according to reports.

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The coroner’s office and South Carolina Highway Patrol are investigating the incident.

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