Dec 9, 2009 8:46 AM
A Harlan County woman was killed early Wednesday morning after her car slid off a road and into a tree.
The accident happened at about 6 a.m. on Kentucky 38 in the community of Highsplint. Police say Vanessa Bishop, 37 of Closplint was traveling westbound on the road in her 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt when she hydroplaned, crossed the eastbound lane, left the roadway and struck a tree with the right side of the vehicle.
Bishop was extricated by Harlan County Rescue Squad and transported by Harlan EMS to Harlan ARH, where she was pronounced dead.
The crash is still under investigation by state police.