Trooper Gregory Dukes
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 3, Bowling Green
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Fatal Collision on the Natcher Parkway
Date of News Release: 12/25/2011
(Bowling Green, Ky.) –- On Sunday, December 25, 2011 at approximately 2:58 pm, Kentucky State Police Post 03 was notified of a three vehicle accident with injuries at the ten mile marker on the Natcher Parkway north bound.
Trooper Larry Davis' preliminary report shows that a 2007 Nissan being operated by Logan Keeney (17) of Bowling Green, KY was traveling south bound on the Natcher Parkway when he lost control of his vehicle and crossed the median into the north bound lanes. Mr. Keeney's vehicle then stuck two other vehicles head-on, which were north bound on the Natcher Parkway.
The first vehicle struck was a 2002 Buick being operated by Larry Williams (63) of Morgantown, KY. There was also a passenger in the vehicle with Mr. Williams, Kathenia Williams (61) also of Morgantown KY.
The second vehicle struck, was a 1999 Toyota being operated by Billy Byrd (58) of Morgantown ,KY who also had a passenger , Jason Byrd (20) & Nancy Byrd (56) of Morgantown, KY.
Logan Keeney was transported by Air Methods to Vanderbilt Medical Center, Nashville, TN, his condition is listed as stable at Vanderbilt Medical Center at the time of this release.
Larry Williams, was transported by ambulance to Greenview Hospital, was admitted to Greenview Hospital and his condition is listed as stable at the time of this release. Kathenia Williams, the passenger in this vehicle, was pronounced deceased at the scene at approximately 3:40 pm by Deputy Coroner John White with Warren County Coroners office.
Billy, Nancy and Jason Byrd were not injured in the collision.
All persons involved in this collision were wearing seat belts.
Trooper Larry Davis is leading this investigation which is still ongoing.
Trooper Davis was assisted at the scene by Troopers John Holbrook, Chad Smith and Lt. Shannon West, Barren River Fire Department, Warren County Coroners office, Air Methods, Medical Center Ambulance service and Rescue Three with the Bowling Green Fire Department.