TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Update on Injury (Fatal) collision on KY 181 in Todd County
Date of News Release: 03/18/2011
(Madisonville, Ky.) -- On Thursday, March 17, 2011 at approximately 5:10 p.m., Marie Smith succumbed to her injuries at Vanderbilt.
Original News Release Below
Date of News Release: 03/05/2011
(Madisonville, Ky.) -- Willian Alfaro, age 28 of Clarksville, TN, was operating a 1993 GMC Van southbound on KY181. Cherie LeRoy, age 48 of Big Rock, TN, was operating a 2001 Saturn SL northbound on KY181. Ms. LeRoy crossed the center line into the southbound lane in the path of Mr. Alfaro. Mr. Alfaro applied his brakes and swerved into the northbound lane in an attempt to avoid a collision, but was unsuccessful. Both Ms. LeRoy and her passenger, Marie Smith, were transported to Vanderbilt Hospital by AirEvac for treatment of their injuries. Mr. Alfaro was uninjured in the collision that occurred on Friday, March 04, 2011 at 11:32 a.m. Trooper Michael Dennis investigated the accident and was assisted at the scene by Trooper Mike Manzanares, Todd County Sheriffs Office, Todd County EMS and AirEvac.