Trooper Jonathan Biven
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 3, Bowling Green
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Fatal Crash on KY 1171 in Simpson County
Date of News Release: 08/03/2006
(BOWLING GREEN, Ky.) - Donnie Gregory was south bound on KY 1171. Terry Steele and his escort vehicle were north bound on KY 1171. Donnie Gregory's vehicle was partially in the north bound travel lanes and swerved over to the right side of the road, then overcorrected coming back across the south bound side striking the side of Terry Steele's vehicle. Donnie Gregory's vehicle then continued to travel south and left the left side of the road. The vehicle traveled down the side of a guardrail for about 100 feet before coming to final rest when striking a telephone pole. Donnie Gregory was pronounced dead at the scene by the Simpson County Deputy Coroner. Terry Steele sustained no injuries. The investigation is ongoing and further details are not being released at this time.