, Corbin, KY

September 12, 2013

Woman dies following Laurel crash


CORBIN — Times-Tribune Staff Report

One woman has died and four others injured after a two-vehicle traffic crash on U.S. 25 in Laurel County at the intersection with Fariston Road late Wednesday afternoon.

According to Laurel County Sheriff John Root, Lt. Chuck Johnson and Sgt. Richard Dalrymple are reconstructing the crash.

No names were available at press time — the sheriff’s office plans to release those names today.

Root explained that deputies said a Ford Focus was northbound on the highway when a vehicle stopped suddenly to make the left-turn onto Farison Road.

The Ford Focus swerved to the left to avoid a crash, but instead hit a southbound Chevrolet Cobalt head-on, according to Root.

The female driver in the Ford Focus was transported to Saint Joseph London with critical injuries and was pronounced dead there.

Four occupants were in the Chevrolet Cobalt driven by a female. Three of those victims were flown from the scene to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in three different helicopters with serious injuries.

The fourth occupant was transported by ambulance to Saint Joseph London for treatment of injuries.

Assisting at the scene was Senior Sgt. Greg Poynter and deputies Larry Parrott and Kevin Berry as well as Ambulance Inc. Of Laurel County, London-Laurel Rescue Squad, E.M.S., and the Lily Volunteer Fire Department.