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Fatal Collision in Butler County

Date of News Release: 09/05/2011

(Bowling Green, Ky.) -- On Sunday, September 4, 2011 at 4:20 P.M., Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green, responded to the 2800 block of Brownsville Road in Butler County regarding a fatal collision.

According to Trooper Daren Phelps, Hannah Blunk (21) of Morgantown, KY was traveling west on KY 70 when her 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt crossed the into the eastbound lane into the path of 2008 Nissan Titan driven by Daren Self (33) of Brownsville, KY. Mr. Self attempted to steer left to avoid a collision with the other vehicle, but was unable to avoid the collision striking Blunk's vehicle head on.

Hannah Blunk was pronounced deceased on scene by the Butler County Coroner's Office. Daren Self and two of his four passengers were treated and released from the Bowling Green Medical Center the other two passengers were flown to Vanderbilt Hospital were they were admitted.

Ms. Blunk was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision. Mr. Self and his passengers were all wearing seatbelts. The investigation is still ongoing and is being led by Trooper Daren Phelps.

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