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Spencer County Fatal Collision

Date of News Release: 05/18/2012

(Frankfort, KY.) -- On Thursday, May 17, 2012 at approximately 7:21 PM there was a fatal collision in Spencer County on KY-44, 2.7 miles west of Taylorsville, KY. A Chevy Suburban was traveling east on KY- 44 and was being operated by Mary J. Keffe, age 32 of Taylorsville, KY. A Dodge Ram pickup operated by Alex T. Franklin age 19 of Waddy, KY, was traveling west on KY-44. The Dodge pickup also was occupied with one pregnant passenger Cortney Stump, age 21, of Taylorsville, KY.

The Dodge pickup failed to negotiate a curve and crossed the center line striking the Chevy Suburban head on. The passenger in the Dodge was flown to the University Louisville hospital where the unborn child was pronounced deceased. It is unknown if Mr. Franklin was wearing his seat belt. The passenger Ms. Stump was not wearing her seat belt. Ms. Keffe was wearing her seat belt.

The collision investigation is ongoing by the Post 12 Collision Reconstruction team.

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