TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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Fatal Collision on US 150 in Washington County
Date of News Release: 07/17/2010
(Springfield Ky.) -- Sgt. Jamie Heller is investigating a fatal collision that occurred on Friday July 16, 2010 @ 7:47 am on US 150, 5 miles east of Springfield. Stephen Sizemore age 54 of Somerset was operating a 1999 Peterbuilt Semi when he fell asleep at the wheel, sideswiping a 2011 Toyota Camry operated by Koichi Kaawamur age 29 of Bardstown, and a 2000 Nissan Sentra operated by Amanda Joe Trent age 26 of Bardstown. Mr. Sizemore then stuck the front of a 2001 Honda operated by Victor Walters age 45 of Elizabethtown. After striking the front of Mr. Walters vehicle, Mr. Sizemore's vehicle overturned on top of Mr. Walters vehicle trapping Mr. Walters inside. Mr. Walters was pronounced deceased at the scene by Washington County Corner Lynn Benedict. Ms. Trent was transported to Springview Hospital where she was treated and released. A passenger in the Kaawamur vehicle was Yoshikazu Yamamoto age 40 of Bardstown and all other drivers were belted and not injured. Sgt Heller was assisted at the scene by CVE officer Cunduff, Trooper Davis, Trooper Cornett, Detective Olsen, Washington County Sheriffs Department, Washington County Fire, Rescue, and EMS and Kentucky Department of Transportation.