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Woman hit in fatal crash in Southington then hit again

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SOUTHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Ohio - Forty-two-year-old Christine Pettry may have been helping her daughter and a friend across route 422 Wednesday night when she was struck and killed instantly.

As a result of the first crash, there was a second vehicle that came along and unfortunately stuck the female a second time.

The Warren Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is still piecing together what lead up to the accident.

It was dark along this portion of 422 near Leiby Osbourne Road at about 11:30 in the evening just feet away from where Pettry was living.

"Right now, we're still a little unclear as to what she was doing out there. We have some ideas, but we're still tying up the loose ends in order to make heads or tails of what actually happened last night," says Lt. Brian Holt with the Ohio State Patrol Warren Post.

Pettry may have approached 422 after work to look for her daughter and a friend.

Neighbor Fran Phillips says Pettry's daughter ran to her house, claiming Pettry was helping them cross the westbound lanes when she was hit.

"She said she's dead Fran. What am I going to do? My mom is dead," says Phillips.

Phillips says knowing the young girl witnessed what happen is gut wrenching.

"It breaks my heart for her," says Phillips.

Investigators are still sorting out the story.

Both motorists involved passed sobriety tests and the patrol says it's too soon to point fingers, if any, in determining fault.

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