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Pedestrian struck, killed in Raleigh County identified


RALEIGH COUNTY (WVVA) - Nancy Sample says she wants everyone to know that it was not just another pedestrian hit Thursday morning, that it was her beautiful daughter Jacquelyn, who leaves behind her own 15-year-old daughter.

"Mothers are not supposed to bury their daughters," the devastated mother tells WVVA.

Jacquelyn Sample, 36, of Wytheville was killed while walking on Hinton Road in the Shady Spring area of Raleigh County.

A family friend called Nancy with the news. "She told me there had been an accident and they didn't think Jacquelyn was going to make it."

Nancy says Jacquelyn was staying with her boyfriend in Shady Spring, but she isn't sure why her daughter was walking on the road at 6:45 in the morning.

Now Jacquelyn's daughter Halle is without a mom and family and friends are left in shock.

"I just can't hardly believe it's happened right now," says Nancy.

Nancy says her daughter was brilliant. She says Jacquelyn earned a high GPA while getting her Masters Degree in math at Virginia Tech, all while working and raising Halle who was a toddler. She then became a math teacher.

"Jacquelyn had a heart of gold," Nancy explains. "She was very kindhearted. She never met a stranger."

Witnesses tell the Raleigh County Sheriff's Office that the driver did nothing wrong and that the accident was unavoidable. Deputies say it was a nurse driving who then immediately began life saving measures on Jacquelyn. She was pronounced dead on the scene. Deputies tell the family the nurse is devastated.

Nancy says if she could tell the nurse anything, "I would say thank you for trying. I would say thank you."

The sheriff's office says no charges will be filed against the driver.


RALEIGH COUNTY (WVVA) A woman was killed after being hit by a vehicle near Shady Spring.

It happened at 6:45 a.m. Thursday on Hinton Road near the Pluto Road intersection. Family members tell WVVA News that the victim is Jacquelyn Sample, 36, of Wytheville, Virginia.  According to Captain Larry Lilly with the Raleigh County Sheriff's Office, it appears Sample was walking in the middle of the road when she was hit. The driver, who happened to be a nurse, "immediately began life saving measures until first responders arrived."  Sample died at the scene.

The driver will not be charged. 

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