TPR Lloyd Cochran
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 11, London
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Gooserock Woman Killed in a Collision on US 421
Date of News Release: 05/05/2013
(LONDON, KY.) -- On Sunday, May 05, 2013 at approximately 4:41 p.m., the Kentucky State Police, Post 11 London, received a report of a two vehicle traffic crash, with injury, on US 421, 3 miles west of Manchester in Clay County, KY.
Upon arrival Trooper Josh Wilson determined that a green, 1997, Ford, Mustang, passenger vehicle was traveling northbound on US 421 when it crossed the centerline and struck a southbound, blue, 2003, Dodge, Durango, SUV, head-on.
The operator of the Mustang, Patricia Lou Hyde, 43 of Gooserock, KY, was not seat belted at the time of the crash and was transported from the scene to the Manchester Memorial Hospital where she was later pronounced dead.
The operator of the Durango, Tommy Henson, 33, of Waynesburg, KY was not seat belted at the time of the crash and was transported from the scene to the Manchester Memorial Hospital.
A passenger, name not known at the time of the press release, was seat belted and was transported from the scene to the Manchester Memorial Hospital.
No drug or alcohol usage was suspected by either driver.
Trooper Wilson is in charge of the investigation and was assisted by officers from the Clay County Sheriff's Office, the Clay County EMS and the Lockards Creek Fire Department.