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Fatal Collision KY Highway 1533 in Allen County

Date of News Release: 03/05/2012

(Bowling Green, KY) -- On Tuesday March 06, 2012 at 12:55 am, the Kentucky State Police Post 03 responded to an injury accident on KY Highway 1533 in Allen County Kentucky.

Trooper Shae Foley's preliminary investigation indicates that a commercial vehicle being operated by Robert E. Gammon (39), of Smiths Grove, KY, was traveling eastbound on KY 1533 when several deer ran into the roadway. Mr. Gammon swerved his vehicle to the left in an attempt to avoid hitting the deer. Mr. Gammon's vehicles cargo shifted to the right causing his vehicle to strike the guard railing. Mr. Gammon's vehicle then struck several trees, overturned and came to a final rest on its passenger side.

The passenger in the vehicle, Michelle R. Gammon (36), also of Smiths Grove, KY, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Allen County Coroner.

Robert Gammon was transported to the Bowling Green Medical Center where he was treated and released for his injuries.

Trooper Shae Foley is the leading this investigation which is still ongoing.

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