Darien resident killed after walking
into travel lanes on I-95 on April 19
Karen Paquette, age 62, of Darien died from injuries after being hit by two vehicles on I-95 on Sunday morning, April 19.
According to a report from the Georgia State Patrol Public Information Office in Atlanta, Paquette had exited her 2015 Jeep Cherokee that was parked on the right shoulder of I-95 southbound near mile marker 48. She walked into the travel lanes at approximately 6:30 a.m.
The report stated Paquette was in the second lane of the interstate. At that time, a Brunswick man, who was driving a 2008 Honda Accord, did not see the pedestrian in the roadway and struck Paquette in the second lane. Then, a Ludowici man, driving a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado, attempted to avoid the pedestrian who was laying in the second lane, but was unable to do so.
It was reported to The Darien News by one of the witnesses that several other vehicles were unable to avoid the woman laying in the roadway but did not stop at the scene.