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Fatal Collision on I-65 in Hardin County

Date of News Release: 12/19/2008

(Elizabethtown, KY) - Jason E. Lederer was driving a 2000 Mitsubishi SUV & was traveling south on I-65 when, for an unknown reason, left the roadway, crossed the median and entered north lanes of travel. Wendy O. Gatlin was driving a 2006 Toyota SUV, was traveling north on I-65. Ms. Gatlin attempted to swerve but could not avoid Mr. Lederer's vehicle. Ms. Gatlin's vehicle then struck Mr. Lederer's vehicle in the passenger side. Mr. Lederer's vehicle then struck a rock wall and burst into flames. Jason E. Lederer was pronounced dead on the scene by Hardin County Coroner, Dr Lee.

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