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Accident Investigation on KY 54 in Daviess County, KY

Date of News Release: 06/09/2006

(Henderson, KY) - Sandra J. Whitsett was traveling Eastbound on KY 54 in a 2004 Ford Ranger. Deputy Jeff Burnett was traveling Eastbound on KY 54 in his cruiser behind Whitsett. Deputy Burnett was responding with his emergency lights and siren activated to a reported injury collision in which a child was trapped in an overturned vehicle. According to Ms. Whitsett, she did not hear the siren nor did she check her rearview mirror before making a left turn into the Don Aldridge Auto Sales parking lot. Deputy Burnett was passing when Ms. Whitsett's front driver side struck Deputy Burnett's front passenger side. Ms. Whitsett's vehicle came to rest in the westbound lane of KY 54. Burnett's vehicle came to rest at the entrance to Bluegrass Natural Stone. Both drivers sustained very minor injuries and were not transported to the hospital.

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