TFC Billy Gregory
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Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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One injured in a two vehicle collision on U.S. 68
Date of News Release: 07/07/2011
(Campbellsville, Ky.) -– Trooper Ricky Underwood is investigating a collision that occurred Thursday evening at 5:35pm, 5 miles East of Campbellsville on U.S. 68.
James M. Lynch, age 46 of Madison Alabama was traveling East on U.S. 68 on a 2006 Yamaha motorcycle when he failed to notice a vehicle stopped in front of him. Lynch swerved to avoid a collision with that vehicle and struck a 1995 Honda Accord being operated by Kerrie Benningfield, age 39 of Campbellsville. Benningfield was also traveling East on U.S. 68 attempting a left turn when her vehicle was struck. Lynch was not wearing a helmet, he was checked at the scene by Taylor County EMS and transported by private vehicle to the Taylor County Regional Hospital. Benningfield, along with two passengers in her vehicle: Austin Benningfield, age 14 and Chase Burton, age 14 both of Campbellsville were all wearing a seatbelt and not injured. Trooper Underwood was assisted at the scene by the Taylor County Sheriff's Department and Campbellsville/Taylor County Rescue.