TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Single-Vehicle Injury Collision Involving Deer
Date of News Release: 11/30/2012
Webster County – The Kentucky State Police investigated a single-vehicle, injury collision that occurred on the Edward T. Breathitt Pennyrile Parkway, at approximately the 55 mile-marker, on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 5:15 p.m.
Preliminary investigation revealed that Linda Sue Bledsoe, age 66 of Waleska, GA, was operating a Chrysler PT Cruiser northbound on the Edward T. Breathitt Pennyrile Parkway when a deer entered the roadway. Ms. Bledsoe’s vehicle struck the deer which caused her to lose control. The vehicle exited the roadway and traveled into the median where it came to rest.
Ms. Bledsoe was transported via ambulance to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN for treatment. She was wearing a seatbelt. There were no passengers.
Trooper Jonathan Murphy conducted the investigation. The Hanson Volunteer Fire Department and Webster County EMS assisted at the scene.