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One killed in a two vehicle collision on KY 55

Date of News Release: 10/08/2011

(Post 12 Frankfort) -- Sonya Loosvelt was operating a 1995 Ford Truck southbound on KY 55 in Taylorsville when she attempted to make a left turn onto Normandy Road. Ms. Loosvelt turned into the path of a 2007 Dodge Van which was being operated by Lorna Collins of Shelbyville. Shirley P. Belcher, 71, of Taylorsville was a passenger in the 1995 Ford truck driven by Loosvelt. Neither Ms. Belcher nor Ms. Loosvelt were wearing seat belts and Ms. Belcher was ejected from the vehicle. Ms. Belcher died as a result of the injuries that she sustained from being ejected.

A 5 month old child was a passenger in the 2007 Dodge which was being driven by Ms. Collins. The 5 month old was in a child safety seat and was uninjured in the collision.

Drugs and alcohol are not suspected to be a factor in the collision.

The collision remains under investigation by the Post 12 Accident Reconstruction Team.

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