Brandenburg, Ky. (October 27, 2022) – On Thursday October 27, 2022 the Kentucky State Police Commercial Enforcement Division was requested by the Meade County Sheriff’s Office to investigate a two-vehicle fatal collision on KY 79 near KY 313 in Brandenburg around 3:43 p.m. ET.
Preliminary investigation indicates a 2002 Mazda Protégé operated by 38 year-old Kristin Sowder of Brandenburg was traveling south on KY 79. For an unknown reason Sowder’s vehicle crossed the centerline into the path of a 2005 Mack truck operated by 49 year-old Robert Stidham of Mauckport, IN. Sowder’s vehicle then left the roadway and overturned.
The Meade County Coroner’s Officer pronounced Sowder’s dead at the scene. A 4 year-old juvenile passenger was transported to Kosair Children’s Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The Meade County EMS transported Stidham to Baptist Health Hardin with possible injuries.
Trooper Tyler Lynch is investigating the collision, and was assisted by the Meade Co Sheriff’s Office, Brandenburg Police Department, Meade Co EMS and Fire Department.
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