TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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Washington County Fatal Collision
Date of News Release: 09/13/2011
(Springfield, Ky.) -- The Kentucky State Police are investigating a one vehicle collision that ocurred today at 5:47 AM EDT, 2.6 miles north of Mackville, KY on KY 433. The collision resulted in the death of 27-year-old Harold Lewis Jr. of Mackville. Mr. Lewis was operating a 1997 Dodge Neon and was traveling north. He apparently swerved to miss a cow in the northbound lane and struck a second cow that was on the roadway in the southbound lane. The vehicle left the roadway, traveled through a fence and came to rest in a creek bed where the vehicle burned. Mr. Lewis was pronounced dead at the scene by the Washington County Deputy Coroner. Trooper Chris Saunders is investigating and was assisted at the scene by local Fire, EMS and the Washington County Sheriff's office. An autopsy is pending.