TPR Lloyd Cochran
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 11, London
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One Killed on KY 26 in Whitley County Collision
Date of News Release: 03/27/2008
(London, KY) - On Wednesday, March 26, 2008, at 5:35 PM the Kentucky State Police responded to a two vehicle traffic crash, with injury, on KY 26, 6 miles south of Corbin, in Whitley County.
Upon arrival KSP Trooper David Lassiter determined a 2001 Jeep, Grand Cherokee SUV, operated by Randell Mayne, 44, of Corbin, was northbound on KY 26 when it crossed the centerline and struck another vehicle head-on. Both vehicles overturned as a result of the collision. Mayne was charged with Manslaughter 2nd and DUI 1st and lodged in the Whitley County Detention Center. Seat belt usage is unknown at this time.
The second vehicle a 1995, Jeep, Grand Cherokee SUV, operated by Alton Wilson, 63, of Williamsburg, KY was southbound when struck by the Mayne vehicle. The Whitley County Coroner pronounced Wilson dead at the scene. Cathia Doreen Wilson, 63, of Williamsburg, who was a passenger in the Wilson vehicle, was transported to the Baptist Regional Medical Center in Corbin and later transferred to the University of Kentucky Medical Center, in Lexington, for treatment of her injuries.
Trooper Lassiter continues the investigation and was assisted by KSP Parrish Baker.