TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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Washington County Injury Collision
Date of News Release: 05/22/2014
(Springfield, KY.) - Tpr. Boston Hensley is investigating a collision that occurred at 7:03 PM EDT on Bardstown Rd, 6 miles west of Springfield. 18-year-old Preston Powell, of Lebanon, was eastbound on Bardstown Road, operating a 2014 Chrysler when he sideswiped a westbound 2012 Dodge. The Dodge was driven by 66-year-old Margaret Alford, of Bardstown.
Powell struck the Chrysler as he was making an evasive maneuver to avoid striking a 2010 Chevy operated by Sarah Avritt, of Lebanon. Avritt was stopped in the eastbound lane waiting for an eastbound vehicle in front of her to make a right turn. Powell struck the Dodge and then struck the Chevy.
All drivers and one passenger in the Avritt vehicle, 19-year-old Lauren Avritt, of Lebanon, were wearing seatbelts. Powell was transported by EMS to Springview Hospital where he was treated and released. Sarah Avritt was transported by private vehicle to Springview Hospital where she was treated and released.