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Tennessee Woman Killed in a Collision on I-75
Date of News Release: 07/12/2012
(Williamsburg, KY) -- On Thursday July 12th, 2012 around 11 A. M. Officer Jerry Jones and Officer Duffy Sutton with the Kentucky State Police-Vehicle Enforcement responded to a fatal crash located on I-75 southbound near the one mile marker in Whitley Co Kentucky.
Upon arrival and through investigation officer Jones determined that 30 year old William Linton of Lancaster Kentucky was operating a 1995 Toyota when he lost control, hitting a 2011 dodge ram and camper trailer that was parked in the emergency lane.
Linton along with three other passengers, 20 year old Aisha Brogli of Somerset, a 2 year old female juvenile, and 38 year old Shannon Leffew of Strawberry Plains Tennessee were transported to the Jellico Community Hospital were Leffew was pronounced dead a short time later.
The operator of the dodge pick up 65 year old Everett Bowlin of Ione Oregon and his passenger 53 year old Kathy Bowlin of Ione Oregon were not injured in the crash. Rain and wet roads are factors in the collision, drugs and alcohol are not suspected. All parties except Leffew were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.
Assisting on scene: Whitley County Sheriff's Department, Whitley County EMS, South Whitley Fire Department. Officer Jerry Jones continues the investigation.