Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

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October 25, 2011

Glasgow woman dies in Monday wreck

GLASGOW — A Glasgow woman died after a wreck Monday night on Tompkinsville Road in the Freedom community.

Barren County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a single-vehicle crash at about 7:30 p.m. on the road (Ky. 63), in which Kristin E. Key, 16, of Glasgow, lost control of a 2002 Hyundai Elantra in a curve.

Key’s vehicle went off the right shoulder of the road and down an embankment before turning over multiple times, according to a release by the BCSO.

Her passenger, Wilma A. Thompson, 63, was transported from the scene by the Barren-Metcalfe Emergency Medical Service to T.J. Samson Community Hospital. She died at the hospital, the release stated.

Key refused medical treatment at the scene or transport to the hospital.

Both Key and Thompson were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.

Deputy Chris Wyatt is leading the investigation of the crash. Deputy Aaron Bennett assisted at the scene, along with the Temple Hill Volunteer Fire Department.

In addition to the fatal wreck, local law enforcement officers investigated two other wrecks with injury on Monday.

Glasgow police were called to the scene of a two-vehicle crash around 7 a.m. at the intersection of Industrial Drive and Old Bowling Green Road.

According to a Glasgow Police Department report the wreck occurred when a 2008 Mercury Mariner driven by Kim Mitchell, 25, of 124 Glenn Gary Road, Glasgow, struck a 2004 Dodge van driven by Jeannie N. Jones, 29, of 116-B Olivia Drive, Glasgow.

Mitchell told police she did not see Jones’ van when she pulled onto the Old Bowling Green Road from Industrial Drive. Mitchell’s sports utility vehicle struck Jones’ van in the front passenger side, according to the police report.

Mitchell was transported to the hospital by ambulance, according to the police report.

Officer Justin Kirkpatrick investigated the wreck. Also responding to the scene were firefighters with the Glasgow Fire Department.

Glasgow police officers were also called to the scene of a motorcycle wreck that around 6 p.m. on Veterans Outer Loop when Jon B. Green, 42, of 113 Marmak Drive, Glasgow, who was traveling east on a 1987 Honda motorcycle when he lost control, causing it to overturn, according to a GPD report.

A witness stated he saw Green cross onto a bridge and that the motorcycle started to wobble before it overturned, the report stated.

While the exact cause of the wreck is unknown, it is possible the rear tire of the motorcycle went flat as Green drove over the uneven pavement crossing onto the bridge, the report stated.

Green was transported to the hospital where he was treated for pain in his left lower abdomen and chest area, as well a multiple abrasions across his entire body, the report stated.

Officer Jarrod Steele investigated the wreck. Also responding were Glasgow firefighters.

The sheriff’s department also investigated a wreck on New Bowling Green Road around 4:40 a.m. Tuesday. Details about the crash were not available at press time.

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