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Update on Franklin County Fatal Collision

Date of News Release: 04/12/2010

(Post 12 Frankfort) -- Kentucky State Police Post 12 accident reconstructionists are continuing their investigation into the I-64 Franklin County fatal collision. The collision occurred on Sunday morning April 11, 2010, at 8:51 AM. The driver Kiara L. Hinkle age 21, of Louisville, KY was pronounced deceased at the scene and four other passengers were taken to local hospitals. The investigation has revealed that a second vehicle is possibly a contributing factor is the collision. Investigators are looking for a tan mid-size passenger vehicle that was being operated by a middle age white female. This person may have also stopped at the scene. Anyone with information about the tan vehicle is asked to call Tpr. Hunter Martin at Post 12 Frankfort 502-227-2221.

Original News Release Below:

Date of News Release: 04/11/2010

(Post 12 Frankfort) -- The Kentucky State Police Frankfort Post is investigating a fatal collision that occurred in Franklin County on Sunday, morning at 8:51 AM, a single vehicle collision occurred on I-64. The vehicle was westbound on I-64 at the 58 mile marker in Franklin County. The driver left the roadway and lost control. The vehicle overturned several times. The driver Kiara L. Hinkle age 21, of Louisville, KY was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Franklin County Coroner. Jason W. Turner a passenger in the vehicle age 19, of Florence, KY was injured and taken to the UK Medical Center in Lexington, KY. Three other passengers Nikki M. Berry age 20, of Lexington, KY, Natya A. Stafford age 23, of Lexington, KY, and Aubrey D. Barton age 19 of Lexington, KY were taken to the Frankfort Regional Medical Center in Frankfort, KY. The collision is under investigation by the Kentucky State Police Frankfort Post.

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