Trooper Jeffrey Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 4, Elizabethtown
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One killed in a collision on KY 245
Date of News Release: 12/15/2010
(Elizabethtown, Ky.) –- On December 14, 2010, at 5:43 pm Eastern time, Kentucky State Police Post 04 was called to the scene of a fatal accident on KY-245, approximately 2 miles south of Clermont. It has been determined that a 2003 Ford Econoline van, operated by Mary R Cloyd (age 27 of Bardstown, KY), was traveling north on KY-245, when, for unknown reason, the vehicle traveled off of the right side of the roadway and struck a guardrail. The vehicle then reentered the roadway and a struck a southbound 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt, operated by Brooklyn C Hartman (age 27 of Bardstown, KY), head-on. Brooklyn Hartman was pronounced dead at the scene by the Bullitt County Coroner's Office. Mary Cloyd suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries, and was transported to University of Louisville Hospital by Air Methods Air Ambulance. The investigation into this accident is ongoing.