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Bowling Green Woman Killed in a Collision on the Cumberland Parkway

Date of News Release: 08/03/2013

Louisville, KY. (August 3, 2013) -- KY State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Region 2, is investigating an early morning crash (08/03/2013) that claimed the life of a Bowling Green woman. The accident occurred at 0628 hrs this morning along the Cumberland Parkway near mile marker 32. According to Officer Bryan Jones; a 2002 Honda passenger car operated by Paula McMahan of Bowling Green was traveling eastbound on the parkway when it left the roadway; entered the median and became airborne. The vehicle then entered the westbound travel lanes, striking a semi tractor and trailer. McMahan was pronounced dead at the scene. The operator of the commercial vehicle was transported to TJ Sampson Hospital with non life threatening injuries. Westbound lanes of the parkway were closed for an extended period of time, however reopened this afternoon. Seatbelts were in use by operators of both vehicles and the crash remains under investigation.

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