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Marion County injury collision

Date of News Release: 2/12/2017

Lebanon, KY (February 12, 2017) – Tpr. Chase Willis is investigating a collision that occurred today at 1:45 EST on KY 527, 1 mile south of Loretto. 43-year-old Steven Edlin, of Loretto, was operating a northbound Chevy truck on KY 527 when he attempted to pass a 1997 Ford firetruck that was stopped in the road behind a 2007 Ford Fusion that had stopped in the southbound lane to turn left. Edlin's vehicle pulled into the path of a southbound 2002 Dodge van operated by 72-year-old Gary Hawkins, of St. Francis. The Chevy collided with the Dodge and then struck the firetruck and Ford Fusion before leaving the right side of the roadway.

Edlin and Hawkins were both transported to Springview Hospital and treated for non life threatening injuries. 63-year-old Brenda Raley, of St. Francis, was operating the Ford Fusion and was not injured. The operator of the firetruck, 27-year-old Jonathan Riggs, of Loretto, was not injured.

Tpr. Willis was assisted at the scene by the Marion County Sheriff's department, EMS and the Loretto Fire Department.