Woman Watching Eclipse in Kentucky Dies After She’s Hit by Car

August 22, 2017 Updated: August 22, 2017

Two eclipse-watchers were hit by a car in Kentucky, leaving one of them dead.

State Police Trooper Jody Sims said that two women who were watching the rare event were standing on a sidewalk when a car crossed over a center line and hit a utility pole along with the pedestrians in Hyden.

The car flipped over on its side.

The victim who died was identified as 23-year-old Mackenzie P. Hays. The other, 41-year-old Rhonda Belcher, was flown to the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington, CBS News reported.

The driver of the car, Alyssa Noble, 38, was taken to a nearby medical center. The conditions of the two who were injured are not known.

State Police Capt. Jennifer Sandlin said that it’s unclear what caused the crash, but she said that the women were looking at the eclipse.

They both worked at Primary Care and were on a break to view the event. They were in a crowd of people watching.

“It isn’t clear at this time what led to her crashing,” Sandlin told NBC News. “The cause is still under investigation by the Kentucky State Police.”