TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Fatal Crash on US 62 in Muhlenberg County
Date of News Release: 11/24/2006
Muhlenberg County - Linda Johnson was operating a 2006 Chevy Aveo southbound on KY 175. Cecil Gaston was operating a 2003 Chevy K2500 pickup westbound on US 62. Mrs. Johnson pulled onto US 62 into the path of Mr. Gaston. Mr. Gaston attempted to avoid striking Mrs. Johnson but was unable to avoid the collision. Both vehicles came to final rest off the roadway. Mr. Gaston was transported by Muhlenberg County EMS to RMC for treatment of his injuries. The passengers in the Gaston vehicle were not injured. Mrs. Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene by the Muhlenberg County Coroner's Office. Mrs. Johnson was not wearing a seatbelt. The collision is under investigation by the Kentucky State Police.