Fatal collision in Bell County
Date of News Release: 2/22/2018
Calloway, KY (February 22, 2018) On February 22, 2018 at 9:01 a.m. Kentucky State Police, Post 10 Harlan received a call about a 3-vehicle collision on US 119 in the Calloway community of Bell County. Troopers from Post 10 responded to the scene and started an investigation.
Preliminary investigation indicates that a white 2005 Ford F-150 was traveling North on US 119 when it crossed the center line and side-swiped a red 2015 Chevrolet Impala causing the Impala to leave the roadway and enter into a ditch. The operator of the Ford F-150 continued traveling in the wrong lane approximately 137 feet before striking a 2017 black Toyota Corolla head on in the southbound lane.
The operator of the Ford F-150, Scott Wilder, 71 of Pineville, and the operator of the black Toyota Corolla, Della Ingram, 70 of Wallins were both pronounced deceased at the scene by the Bell County Coroner.
The operator of the Chevrolet Impala, Keyla Fields, 28 of Evarts was transported to Pineville Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. All operators were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the collision. Drugs, alcohol and health issues are still factors that are being investigated.
Master Trooper Mike Cornett is continuing the investigation.