Trooper Kevin Roberts is investigating a collision that occurred on Monday at 6:29 p.m. at the intersectioin of St. Francis Highway and Holy Cross Road in the city limits of Loretto.
Mary Gootee, 50, of Springfield, was traveling south on St. Francis Highway, operating a 2003 Dodge Neon. She made a left turn from Holy Cross Road onto St. Francis Highway and pulled into the path of a 2005 Ford Escape. The Escape was operated by 35-year-old Elizabeth Thompson of Bardstown. Thompson was wearing a seatbelt and her 1-year-old son Korbin Thompson was in a child safety seat and not injured.
Mary Gootee and a passenger and 57-year-old Harold Gootee were both belted and not injured. A third occupant in the Gootee vehicle, 25-year-old Augusta Gootee, of Springfield, was belted but was transported to Springview Hospital and airlifted to University Hospital in Louisville with non-life threatening injuries.
Trooper. Roberts was assisted at the scene by the Marion County Sheriff's Department, Rescue and EMS and the Loretto Fire Department.