Trooper Robert Purdy
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 7, Richmond
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Kentucky State Police Investigates Fatal Wreck in Estill County
Date of News Release: 12/09/2013
(Irvine, KY) -- On Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 1:33 p.m. EST the Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post responded to a fatal collision on Kentucky 52 just west of Irvine in Estill County.
Initial investigation has revealed that a Chevrolet Malibu failed to stop at a red light and attempted to make a left turn onto Kentucky 52 from the John Proctor Memorial Bypass. The vehicle was struck on the driver side after driving directly into the path of a GMC truck that was traveling west on Kentucky 52. Nancy Tipton 33 years old of Irvine, KY was transported to the UK Medical Center where she passed away.
The operator of the GMC truck, John McCord, 69 years old of Richmond, was not injured in the collision.
Trooper Charles Brandenburg is the investigating officer and was assisted at the scene by Trooper Bobby Edwards, Estill County Rescue Squad and Estill County EMS.