TPR Lloyd Cochran
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Kentucky State Police
Post 11, London
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Fatal Collision on US Hwy 421 North in Clay County
Date of News Release: 02/26/12
(Manchester, KY.) –- On Saturday, February 25, 2012, at 7:23 p.m., Troopers from the Kentucky State Police Post 11, London responded to an injury accident on US Hwy 421 North near the intersection of Sacker Road, 7 miles north of Manchester.
Upon arrival units determined that a 1998 Saturn passenger car operated by Kathy Brumley, age 42, was traveling northbound on Hwy 421, when she crossed over the center line into the path of a 2000 Pontiac Sunfire operated by Daniel L. Henson, 24 of Manchester.
After the initial collision a secondary collision then occurred when a 2003 Chevrolet Tracker operated by Callie Gilbert, 34, of Manchester collided with the same 1998 Saturn passenger car from the first collision. After this collision occurred the 1998 Saturn struck a 1998 GMC Jimmy, which was parked on the side of US 421.
Kathy Brumley was flown from the scene to the University of Kentucky Medical center in Lexington. Brumley was pronounced dead on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 0100hrs by the Fayette County Coroners Office. A passenger in Brumley's vehicle, Curtis Burkhart, age 53 of Manchester was flown to the University of Kentucky Medical Center where he is listed in critical condition.
Daniel L. Henson was flown to the University of Tennessee Medical Center and is listed in stable condition. His passenger Domonica Howard, age 21 of Manchester was flown to the University of Kentucky Medical Center and is listed in stable condition.
Callie Gilbert was transported to the Manchester Memorial Hospital where she is listed in stable condition. Her passenger George Wagers, age 41 of Manchester was flown to the University of Kentucky Medical Center where he is listed in stable condition.
The accident is being investigated by Trooper Justin Oliver. He was assisted by Trooper Josh Wilson, Clay County Sheriffs Department, Clay County EMS, and Burning Springs Fire Department.