Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Hebron Amazon facility employee, Paula Newsom, 52, killed after she walked in front of an Ernst Concrete Services concrete mixer truck while crossing Litton Lane in Hebron, Kentucky


An employee at the Hebron Amazon facility was hit and killed as she left work early Tuesday, according to the Boone County Sheriff's Office.

Paula J. Newsom, 52 of Cincinnati, walked in front of a concrete mixer truck while crossing Litton Lane around 3 a.m.

The truck is owned by Ernst Concrete Services, deputies said. The 66-year-old driver stopped and is cooperating with investigators. The truck driver was transported to the hospital for a toxicology examination, which is the protocol for a commercial vehicle involved in a fatality.

Litton Lane, a dead-end road, reopened around 7 a.m.

The collision is under investigation by the county sheriff's office. 


HEBRON, Ky. -- A woman was killed early Tuesday when she stepped in front of a concrete truck, Boone County sheriff's officials said.

Paula J. Newsom, 52, had just gotten off work from the Amazon Fulfillment Center and was crossing Litton Lane to an overflow parking lot, according to Maj. Tom Scheben.

She walked out in front of a concrete mixer, which hit and killed her, Scheben said.

The truck's driver, Trannis Morgan, 66, was taken to a hospital for drug and alcohol test. That's standard procedure any time a commercial vehicle is involved in a fatal collision, Scheben said.

The sheriff's Accident Reconstruction Unit is investigating.