TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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Marion County Injury Collision
Date of News Release: 11/20/2012
(Lebanon, KY) –- Tpr. Kevin Roberts is investigating a collision that occurred on Monday, November 19 at 6:29 PM EDT at the intersectioin of St. Francis Hwy and Holy Cross Rd in the limits of Loretto. 50- year-old Mary Gootee of Springfield, KY was traveling south on St. Francis Hwy, operating a 2003 Dodge Neon. She made a left turn from Holy Cross Rd onto St. Francis Hwy and pulled into the path of a 2005 Ford Escape. The Escape was operated by 35-year-old Elizabeth Thompson of Bardstown. Thompson was wearing a seatbelt and her 1-year-old son Korbin Thompson was in a child safety seat and not injured.
Mary Gootee and a passenger and 57-year-old Harold Gootee were both belted and not injured. A third occupant in the Gootee vehicle, 25-year-old Augusta Gootee, of Springfield, was belted but was transported to Springview Hospital and airlifted to University Hospital in Louisville with non life threatening injuries.
Tpr. Roberts was assisted at the scene by the Marion County Sheriff's Department, Rescue and EMS and the Loretto Fire Department.