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Fatal Collision on KY-66 in Clay County

Date of News Release: 05/26/09

(London, Ky.) -- On Monday, May 25, 2009, at approximately 01:51 PM the Kentucky State Police, Post 11, in London was notified of an injury traffic crash on KY-66 in southern Clay County.

Upon arrival Trooper Josh Wilson determined that a red, 1999, Chevrolet, Camaro, operated by Cathy J. Hammons, 36, of Stinnett, KY was traveling southbound on KY-66 when it went out of control, on the wet pavement, left the roadway and overturned.

Ms. Hammons and her 6-year-old male passenger were ejected from the vehicle.

Ms. Hammons received fatal injuries during the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene by Clay County Deputy Coroner Danny Finley.

The male juvenile was flown to the University of Kentucky Medical center for treatment of his injuries.

Alcohol and/or drug involvement is not suspected and neither occupant was wearing a seat belt.

Trooper Wilson is continuing the investigation and was assisted by Red Bird Fire and Rescue, the Clay County EMS and the Clay County Coroner's Office.

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