Trooper Kendra Wilson
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 12, Frankfort
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Anderson County Injury Collision
Date of News Release: 07/03/2013
(Lawrenceburg, KY) – On Wednesday July 3, 2013 at approximately 3:20 PM, Kentucky State Police Units responded to a two vehicle injury collision on KY Hwy 555 at the intersection of Long Road, Lawrenceburg, KY. A Silver 2010 Toyota Camry turned Northbound onto KY Hwy 555 from Long Road, Lawrenceburg. The driver, Phyllis Oates, age 57, Lawrenceburg, attempted to make a U-turn back onto Long Road, pulling into the pathway of a tractor trailer.
The 1997 International Tractor Trailer, driven by Rodney W Peace, age 69, of Magnolia, KY, struck the passenger car, causing the tractor trailer to overturn, spilling its load of logs onto the highway.
The driver of the car was flown from the scene by Air Methods to the University of Kentucky Hospital where she is listed in critical condition. The driver of the log truck was transported to Frankfort Regional Hospital where he was treated and released.
Kentucky State Police were assisted in the investigation by Anderson County Sheriff's Department, Anderson County EMS and Fire, and Air Methods Flight Service.
The collision investigation is ongoing by Kentucky State Police Post 12 Reconstruction Team.