According to WPSD, around 6:48 a.m. Thursday, Graves County deputies responded to a crash involving a pedestrian on KY 339 West at Central Road.

Police said Ethan Barnett, 17, was driving eastbound on KY 339 West when he came upon a construction zone while crews were paving the highway.

Barnett reportedly swerved to miss a stopped car and struck Jennifer Burks, 53, of Eddyville, who was working as a flagger.

Deputies said several factors lead to the collision, including limited visibility and glare from the sun.

Barnett and his passenger were not injured, but Burks was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

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