TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Fatal collision on US62 in Caldwell County
Date of News Release: 03/18/2011
(Madisonville, Ky.) -- Mildred W. Sandefur, age 80 of Dawson Springs, KY, was operating her 2004 Buick Lesabre eastbound on US62 approximately 6.5 miles east Princeton. Ms. Sandefur's vehicle ran off the right shoulder of the roadway. Ms. Sandefur overcorrected causing her vehicle to spin 180 degrees in the roadway striking an earth embankment on the westbound side of the roadway. Ms. Sandefur's vehicle came to final rest along the embankment facing eastbound on the westbound side of the roadway. Ms. Sandefur was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Caldwell County Coroners Office. The investigation is ongoing by Trooper Tim Sales, Unit 681. Trooper Sales was assisted at the scene by KSP Sergeant Greg Jones, Caldwell County Sheriff's Office, Caldwell County EMS and Princeton Fire Department.