According to early investigation, the victim was 70-year-old Camden resident Mary Cooper. She was halfway around the block on North Main Street when the tragic event occurred. A woman lost her life in West Alexandria on that terrible Monday night after being hit by a car. Deputies were called to the area of North Main Street (State Route 503) at roughly 8:12 p.m., according to Preble County Sheriff Mike Simpson.
The driver of the car was a 17-year-old Lewisburg resident, and they were both under the age of 18. Fortunately, neither the driver nor the passenger suffered any injuries in the collision. On the other side, Mary Cooper did not fare as well. She was transported by emergency vehicles to the Kettering Preble ER in Eaton. Unfortunately, she couldn’t be saved because of how badly hurt she was, and despite everyone’s best efforts, she died.
The Preble County Sheriff’s Office and the Preble County Coroner’s Office have launched an inquiry to find out more about this unfortunate incident’s circumstances. Law enforcement is dedicated to finding the answers that will give comfort and understanding to those who have been impacted by this awful loss of life, but there are still a lot of unanswered questions. While police continue their investigation, West Alexandrians support those who were harmed. The community is deeply grieving, and the outpouring of support and sympathy gives much-needed courage.