TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Injury collision on the Edward T. Breathitt Pennyrile Parkway
Date of News Release: 11/14/2011
(Madisonville, Ky.) -- April LaRoche, age 44 of Owensboro, KY, was operating a 1999 Ford Explorer southbound on the Edward T. Breathitt Pennyrile Parkway near the 10 mile marker when a deer ran into her path of travel. Ms. LaRoche swerved toward the median and avoided a collision with the deer. She over-corrected toward the right and lost control of the vehicle. It overturned several times before coming to rest in the median. Both Ms. LaRoche and her passenger, James LaRoche, age 20 of Owensboro, KY, were transported via ambulance to the Jennie Stuart Medical Center for treatment. Both subjects were wearing seatbelts. Trooper William Manzanares investigated the crash that occurred on Monday, November 14, 2011 at approximately 8:03 a.m. Christian County EMS assisted at the scene.