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53 Year Old Corbin Woman Dies in Crash

Date of News Release: 06/19/2012

(London, KY.) - On Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at approximately 1:04 PM, the Kentucky State Police, Post 11 London, received a report of a single vehicle traffic crash on KY 1193 (Bee Creek Road) in Whitley County.

Upon arrival Trooper Mike Witt determined that a 1989, Chevrolet, Van, operated by Virginia B. Lewis, 53, of Corbin, was traveling southbound on KY 1193 when it dropped off the southbound shoulder of the roadway. The operator braked, overcorrected and came back onto the roadway where it skidded out of control into a field and overturned.

Ms. Lewis, who was not wearing a seat belt, was partially ejected and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Whitley County Coroners Office.

No drug or alcohol usage was suspected.

Trooper Witt is in charge of the investigation and was assisted by officers from the Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, the Whitley County Sheriff's Department, the Whitley County EMS, the Oak Grove Fire Department and the Whitley County Coroners Office.

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