TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Double Fatal Crash on KY 431 in Muhlenberg County
Date of News Release: 08/24/2006
(Muhlenberg County, KY ) - A 1996 GMC, operated by Christine Steele, was traveling South on KY 431. Vicki Pruden, operating a 1997 Chevrolet Blazer and Anthony Pierpoint, operating a 2002 Chevrolet pick-up, were traveling North on the same highway. The Steele vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway and overcorrected. The vehicle then crossed the centerline and struck the Pruden vehicle head-on. The Pierpoint vehicle went between the two vehicles and made contact with the Steele vehicle. The Pruden vehicle left the southbound right side of the roadway coming to final rest off the roadway. The Steele vehicle overturned onto its passenger side as it left the northbound right side of the roadway coming to final rest on its passenger side. Vicki Pruden was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Muhlenberg County Coroners Office. Christine Steele was transported by EMS to Muhlenberg County Community Hospital where she was later pronounced deceased. Two juvenile passengers in the Steele vehicle were transported to Muhlenberg County Community Hospital and one was later transferred to Kosairs Childrens Hospital in Louisville by air ambulance. Their condition is unknown at this time.