Trooper Robert Purdy
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 7, Richmond
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Kentucky State Police investigate Fatal Collision in Southern Madison County
Date of News Release: 10/29/2013
(Berea, KY) - On Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at 5:25 am EDT the Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post responded to an injury collision on KY 421/Battlefield Memorial Highway in southeastern Madison County. Preliminary investigation indicated that a Jeep Wrangler, operated by William R. Wiley, 27 years old of McKee, was traveling south and crossed the center line of the roadway and struck a Chevrolet S-10, traveling north operated by Evelyn Applegate.
Ronald Willey, 29 years old of McKee, was transported to the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital for treatment.
Evelyn Applegate, 53 years old of Berea, was transported to Baptist Health Hospital in Richmond where she was pronounced deceased by the Madison County Coroner's Office.
Trooper Ken Bradley is investigating the crash and was assisted at the scene by other KSP personnel, the Madison County Sheriff's Department, Madison County EMS and the Berea Fire Department.