TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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Fatal Collision on Louie B. Nunn Parkway
Date of News Release: 03/06/2009
(Columbia, Ky.) - Candice Elaine Johnson, age 28, of Blackwater, VA, was traveling east on the Louie B Nunn Parkway, lost control, crossed the median and was struck in the passenger side upon entering the westbound lane by a 2001 Chevy, being operated by Joseph Matthew Dalton, age 40, of Russell Springs. Ms. Johnson and three passengers, Kaden Johnson, age 3, Christian Johnson, age 5, and Logan Bruner, 8 months, were all belted and/or in child restraint devices, and were all transported to the UK Medical Center in Lexington. Mr. Dalton, who was also belted, was not injured in the collision. Candice Johnson and Kaden Johnson were both pronounced deceased at the U K Medical Center by Fayette County Coroner Larry Owens.