An elderly Henderson woman has died after being hit by a struck while she walked in the roadway. Rusk county sheriffs deputies say 90-year-old "Murtis Thompson" was walking in the middle of the road around 7 yesterday morning on highway 259 just north of Henderson. It was very foggy and investigators say she was hit by an oncoming pick-up.
She was pronounced dead at the scene. Records show Thompson lives about a mile away from highway 259 near the accident site. It is not known why she was walking in the roadway.
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