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Injury Collison on East Dixie Highway in Elizabethtown

Date of News Release: 09/14/2016

Elizabethtown, KY (September 14, 2016) Kentucky State Police investigated a three vehicle injury collision on East Dixie Highway inside Elizabethtown today at 12:29 p.m.

Preliminary investigations indicate that 42 year-old Ricky Allen of Elizabethtown was operating a 1996 Honda traveling north on East Dixie Highway. Allen was stopped in the turning lane on East Dixie Highway attempting to turn into Five star Food Mart. 28 year-old Regina Salter of Big Clifty was operating a 2007 Kia and failed to see Allen stopped in the turn lane striking the rear of Allen's vehicle before crossing into oncoming traffic. 47 year-old Retina Simmons of Sonora was operating a 2005 Mazda south on East Dixie when Salter crossed the center line striking her head on.

A passenger in the Salter vehicle 35 year-old Richard Ramsey of Radcliff along with Salter and Simmons were all transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries by the Hardin County EMS. Salter, Allen and Simmons were wearing their seat belt.

Salter was arrested and charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Drug/Alcohol Aggravating Circumstances, No Registration and No insurance and was lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center.

Officer James Snyder is investigating and was assisted by Officer Mike Moritz and Officer Joe Overton with Kentucky State Police, Elizabethtown Police, and Hardin County Ems.

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