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Fatal Crash on US31W in Hardin County, KY

Date of News Release: 04/17/2006

(Elizabethtown, KY) - Veronica Diane Thompson was driving an 1999 Pontiac Passenger Car, and was traveling southbound on US31W as she entered a curve. Ms. Thompson's vehicle then dropped off the right shoulder for an unknown reason. Ms. Thompson steered left, but overcorrected and lost control of the vehicle. Ms. Thompson's vehicle eventually left the roadway on the right side, struck a small patch of trees, and overturned. During the accident, Veronica Diane Thompson driver was partially ejected from the vehicle. Veronica Diane Thompson was pronounced dead at the scene.

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