TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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Fatal Collision on Lincoln Park Road in Washington County
Date of News Release: 03/11/2012
(Springfield, KY) -– Trooper Jonathan Houk is investigating a fatal collision that occurred today (03/11/2012) at 12:14 PM EST on Lincoln Park Road, 1 mile west of Springfield. Michael Benedict, age 17 of Springfield, was operating a 2002 Chevy Pickup west on Lincoln Park Road when he crossed into the eastbound lane and struck a 1995 Ford Explorer being operated by Joseph Linton, age 42 of Springfield. Mr. Linton was not belted and was pronounced deceased at Spring View Hospital. Mr. Benedict was belted and was flown to U of L were he is listed in stable condition.
Trooper Houk was assisted at the scene by other Troopers from Post 15, Washington County Fire, EMS and Rescue.