TFC Corey King
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 16, Henderson
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Fatal collision on KY 360 in Union County
Date of News Release: 02/06/2011
(Henderson, Ky.) -- A 2002 Ford pickup truck, occupied by Keith Kingsley and Shannon Smith was traveling east-bound on KY 360. The pickup crossed the centerline into the path of Cody Vaughn who was operating a 1999 Mercury Cougar, traveling west-bound. The vehicles collided head-on; both occupants in the pickup truck were ejected from the vehicle. Both occupants of the passenger car were extricated by mechanical means. Cody Vaughn was pronounced dead on scene by Union County Deputy Coroner, Jerry Chesser. The occupants of the pickup truck were air-lifted to Deaconess Hospital, where they are listed in Critical condition. French was transported by ambulance to Henderson Methodist hospital and was later transported to St. Mary's hospital in Evansville. The investigation is ongoing at time of press release.