A Munfordville man was killed Saturday in a two-vehicle collision in Cave City.
On Saturday night at 11:20 p.m., the Kentucky State Police Post 3, Bowling Green, received a call for service in reference to a two-vehicle injury collision. The collision occurred near 302 Mammoth Cave Street in Cave City. Trooper Mike Wathen, along with other KSP personnel, responded to the collision, according to a KSP news release.
A preliminary investigation has revealed that Jacob K. Riggs, 27, of Munfordville, was operating a 2005 Scion passenger car traveling eastbound on Mammoth Cave Street when his vehicle briefly exited the right shoulder of the roadway. Riggs overcorrected upon reentering the roadway, causing his vehicle to rotate counter-clockwise across the yellow centerline. Riggs’ vehicle entered into the path of travel of Ashley Vance, 28, of Canmer, who was traveling westbound in a 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe. Vance’s vehicle then struck the passenger side of Riggs’ vehicle, the news release stated.
Riggs, who was unrestrained at the time of the collision, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Barren County coroner. Vance and passenger Byron Logsdon, 40, of Horse Cave, were transported to T.J. Samson Community Hospital where they were treated for minor injuries sustained in the collision, according to the release.
The investigation continues and is currently being led by Trooper Mike Wathen. He was assisted on scene by other KSP personnel, Cave City Police Department, Cave City Fire Department, Barren County Emergency Medical Service and the Barren County coroner. No further information is available for release at this time.