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Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post, Investigate Serious Collision in Madison County

Date of News Release: 09/18/2012

(Berea, KY) On Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 8:51 a.m. EDT, the Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post, was contacted about a single vehicle collision on Big Hill Avenue / KY 21 East in Madison County.

Preliminary investigation revealed that a passenger vehicle was traveling west when the vehicle crossed the east bound lane, before leaving the road way. The vehicle struck a barb wire fence and utility pole before coming to final rest. The operator, who was the only occupant, was wearing her seat belt.

The operator, Abigail Dietz, 27 years old, from Glenside, Pennsylvania was transported by Madison County EMS to the University of Kentucky Hospital with severe injuries.

Detective Brian Bowman is the investigating officer and was assisted at the scene by KSP Commercial Vehicle Officer Charles Tinsley, the Madison County Sheriffs Department and the Berea Police Department.

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