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KSP Investigates Accident on KY 555 Involving a Tour Bus

Date of News Release: 10/26/2012

Springfield,Ky ( Oct. 26,2012) -- The Kentucky State Police responded to and accident at the intersection of US 150 and KY 555 that involved a tour bus.

Preliminary investigation shows that around 4:22 pm a tour bus being operated by Roderick L. Cook 45 of Brooks, KY was traveling east bound on US 150 when he failed to stop for the red light at the intersection of KY 555. The bus struck a GMC pickup truck traveling south bound on KY 555 which was being operated by William Sims 52 of Williamsburg, KY.

The tour bus, which was owned by Mattingly Tours and Travel out of Bardstown, KY had no other passengers on board at the time of the accident. Mr. Sims was the only occupant in the GMC pickup.

Mr. Cook was airlifted to UK Hospital and listed in stable but critical condition. Mr. Sims was transported and released from Springview Hospital in Lebanon, KY.

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