TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Injury collision at the intersection of KY274 and KY93
Date of News Release: 09/30/2011
(Confederate, KY) -- A crash today (09/30/2011) at the intersection of KY274 and KY93 South slightly injured one person and blocked the roadway for approximately one hour. Virgina "Dollie" Murphy, 84, of Confederate was operating a 2002 Chevrolet Impala. She was stopped on KY 274 preparing to turn left towards Eddyville. A 2002 Ford F250 pickup truck, operated by 23 year old Loretta Kauffman of Marion, KY, was south bound on KY 93. As Kauffman approached the junction with KY 274, Murphy pulled into her path of travel. Kauffman attempted to brake and steer to avoid, but collided with Murphy. Kauffman then ran up and earthen embankment, coming to final rest in the front yard of a private residence. Murphy's vehicle was forced south, and came to final rest on KY 93. Operator Murphy complained of leg pain, but refused treatment by Lyon County EMS and Rescue. Operator Kauffman and her sister Twila Kauffman had no apparent injuries. All occupants were restrained by seat belts and both vehicles had airbag deployment. KY State Police are investigating, and were assisted on scene by the Lyon County Sheriffs Departments and Eddyville Fire Department.