Trooper Jeffrey Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 4, Elizabethtown
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One killed in a two vehicle collision on Highview Church Road
Date of News Release: 02/02/2011
(Elizabethtown, Ky.) –- On Wednesday 02/02/2011 at 1100 hrs. Sgt. Kenneth Stewart Unit 239 was on patrol and encountered a collision on Highview Church Road. in Nelson County. Investigation revealed Unit 1 a blue 1999 Dodge Durango operated by Pamela J. Chapman was traveling west on Highview Church Road. Ms. Chapman's vehicle dropped off the north shoulder of Highview Church Road. Ms. Chapman over-corrected and entered the path of Unit 2, an eastbound 1991 Ford Ranger operated by Estil J. Barnes. Ms. Chapman's vehicle was struck in the passenger side by Mr. Barnes' vehicle and Ms. Chapman was ejected later pronounced dead at the scene by the Nelson County Coroner. Mr. Barnes was transported to the Flaget Hospital in Bardstown and later flown to the University of Louisville Hospital. Both operators were un-restrained during the collision.