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Fatal Collision on Carter Road in Simpson County

Date of News Release: 02/08/2009

(Bowling Green, KY) - Mr. Michael E. Leonardelli was traveling West on Carter Road, the vehicle dropped off the left shoulder of the roadway, over-corrected and exited the right side of the roadway where the vehicle overturned three times before coming to a final rest in a field. The passenger James E. Holcomb was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. One other passenger (Alysha Ladd) in the vehicle was treated for injuries at the Medical Center in Bowling Green. The driver of the vehicle was treated for minor injuries and released. He was then arrested and lodged in the Simpson County Detention Center for Manslaughter 2nd Degree, 3 Counts of Wanton Endangerment, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, DUI 2nd, No Insurance 1st, No Seat Belt, and Possession of Open Alcohol Container in Motor Vehicle.

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