TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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Two killed in a two vehicle collision on HWY 55
Date of News Release: 10/06/2011
(Marion County, KY) -- Trooper Fred Cornett is investigating a fatal collision that occurred at approximately 12:54 EST on HWY 55, 2 miles north of Lebanon. 54 year old Monte Edelen of Lebanon was operating a 1998 Ford pickup. Edelen was southbound on HWY 55 and attempted to make a U-turn, pulling into the pathway of a 1993 Ford log truck, operated by 67 year old John Dowd of Owenton. Dowd was treated and released at the Spring View Hospital. Edelen and a passenger, 89 year old Charles Edelen, also of Lebanon, were pronounced deceased at the scene by the Marion County Coroner. All occupants were belted. Trooper Cornett was assisted at the scene by CVE Officer Jason Morris and Trooper Dewayne Holder.