UPDATE: Pedestrian killed in early morning accident

On July 6, 2018, at approximately 5:40 this morning deputies from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash in the 4200 block of Rt. 114-Pepper’s Ferry Road. When deputies arrived on the scene, they located a deceased female who had been struck by a car.

Preliminary investigation by deputies indicate that 50 year old, Leslie Ratcliff of Hiwassee was traveling east in a 2010 Hyundai Sonata, when her vehicle struck a dog in the roadway. She returned to check on the dog and was subsequently struck by a 2013 Ford Focus traveling eastbound.

The driver of that vehicle, who will not be identified at this time, was not injured and remained on the scene, fully cooperating with the investigation. No charges have been filed as the investigation continues.