TFC Michael Murriell
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 14, Ashland
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Fatal Crash on KY 32 in Lawrence County
Date of News Release: 09/06/2006
(Ashland, KY) - The Kentucky State Police in Ashland are investigating a two vehicle fatal collision that occurred on KY 32 approximately 4 miles west of Louisa, KY on September 4, 2006.
Unit 1, a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado gold in color operated by Farris Bush Jr. 44 years of age of Louisa, KY, was traveling west bound on KY 32. Unit 2, a 1990 Pontiac Grand AM 4-door blue in color operated by Elizabeth Branaham 50 years of age of Louisa, KY, was traveling east bound on KY 32.
Operator of Unit 1 lost control of the vehicle while traveling in a curve on a rain slick roadway. Unit 1 slid sideways and the vehicles right side impacted Unit 2. The passenger of Unit 2, Michael Wellman 54 years of age of Louisa, KY, was pronounced dead at the scene by Mike Wilson the Lawrence County Coroner. All occupants were wearing their seatbelts and alcohol was not a factor. The investigation continues by Tpr. Craig Morella.