TPR Lloyd Cochran
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 11, London
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Fatal Traffic Crash in Whitley County
Date of News Release: 11/27/2013
(LONDON, KY.) - On Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at approximately 8:46 PM, the Kentucky State Police Post 11, London received a report of a two-vehicle traffic crash on southbound I-75 near the 7 mile marker in Whitley County.
Upon arrival, Trooper Clyde Dingess determined that a 2005 Toyota Rav 4, operated by Ginny C. West, 51, of Breaux Bridge, LA, was traveling northbound in the southbound lane of I-75 when she struck, head on, a 2012 Lexus GX4, operated by Chien V. Nguyen, 45, of Morehead, KY.
West was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision and was pronounced dead at the scene by Andy Croley of the Whitley County Coroners Office.
Nguyen and his three passengers were all wearing seatbelts at the time of the collision and were transported to Baptist Regional Medical Center where they are being treated for their injuries.
Alcohol is suspected to be a factor in the collision.
Trooper Dingess is in charge of the investigation and was assisted at the scene by KSP SGT Steve Smallwood, TPR Les Moses, TPR Justin Oliver, Williamsburg Police Department, Whitley County Sheriff's Office, Gold Bug Fire Department, Whitley County EMS and the Campbell County, TN EMS.