TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Three Collisions in Post 1 Area Due to Icy Roads
Date of News Release: 01/26/08
(Eddyville, KY) - Hazardous road conditions led to multiple vehicle collisions in Lyon County on Saturday Morning. At approximately 4:30 A.M., Kentucky State Police responded to the 53 mile marker of I-24 after reports of a single vehicle accident on the interstate. Upon arrival, it was discovered that Kaila Smith, of O'Fallon Missouri, lost control of her Mitsubishi Eclipse after driving upon a patch of black ice. Smith's vehicle, which was traveling west bound, left the right shoulder of the roadway and struck a tree. Smith was not injured.
At approximately 5:00 A.M., Elizabeth Williams, of Marion, lost control of her vehicle on an ice covered KY 295 near Eddyville. The vehicle, operated by Williams, struck a legally parked vehicle owned by Frank Williams of Eddyville. Williams' vehicle came to final rest after striking a tree located along the side of KY 295. Williams was transported to Caldwell County Hospital for minor injuries.
At approximately 7:30 A.M., Kentucky State Police responded to a third collision on KY 903 near the Lamasco community in Lyon County. After arriving on scene, Kentucky State Police discovered a silver Ford passenger car in a ditch off of the right side of the highway. After an investigation into the collision, it was learned that Crystal Millette, of Princeton, lost control of her vehicle on an extremely ice covered KY 903. Millette's vehicle immediately left the roadway traveling into the ditch. Millette was not injured. KSP was assisted by the Lyon County Sheriff's Office and Lyon County EMS. All three collisions are being investigated by TFC. Chris Anderson of the Kentucky State Police.