Car driven by former Miss America strikes, kills woman on bicycle

Monday, October 13th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) _ A former Miss America and wife of Lt. Gov. Steve Henry struck a bicyclist with her car, killing the woman, police said.

Heather French Henry, who was Miss America 2000, told police the sun was in her eyes as she was turning at an intersection Sunday evening and struck the 43-year-old woman, who was crossing outside the crosswalk.

Witnesses told police Henry had a green light at the time. Henry and her infant daughter were not injured.

The victim later died at University of Louisville Hospital. She was not wearing a helmet, police said.

Louisville Metro Police spokeswoman Alicia Smiley said she did not expect charges to be filed, though an investigation was continuing.

``We're very concerned about the lady,'' Steve Henry said in a phone interview. ``We've been in touch with the physicians at the hospital. That's where our primary thoughts are. Heather is extremely concerned about the lady and obviously very upset.''