TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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One Killed & Two Injured on US68-80 in Todd County Collision
Date of News Release: 03/30/2008
(Madisonville, KY) - Ms. Elizabeth A. Greenwell was operating a 1996 Honda Accord , westbound on US68-80 at the 2-mile marker in Todd County . Ms. Greenwell fell asleep , causing her vehicle to leave the roadway and enter the median. Ms. Greenwell overcorrected the vehicle causing it to overturn onto its top and skid approximately 196ft before overturning again and coming to final rest , upright in a ditch. Mr. Arron D. Byrum and Gabriel Reese Byrum were passengers in the back seat of the vehicle. Neither Ms. Greenwell nor Mr. Byrum were wearing seatbelts and Gabriel Byrum was not in a child safety seat. All occupants of the vehicle were transported to the Jennie Stuart Hospital in Hopkinsville, KY by a privately owned vehicle prior to any Law Enforcement or EMS units arriving on the scene. Ms. Greenwell and Mr. Byrum were both treated and released, and Gabrie l Byrum was pronounced deceased at the hospital. This accident is still under investigation.