Woman Fatally Struck By Car While Looking At Snake In Road

Posted at 7:39 AM, Aug 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-29 08:39:52-04

Officials say a Georgia woman has been fatally struck by a vehicle after getting out of her car to look at a snake in Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee.

Multiple news agencies report that park officials say 64-year-old Shirley Jean Alexander Clifton, of Woodstock, Georgia, was hit by an oncoming car Friday night along Foothills Parkway West near Chilhowee Lake.

Park rangers say Clifton had left her car to look at a snake on the road before she was struck.

Officials say there's no reason to believe the oncoming driver was at fault.

The incident remains under investigation.