Cumberland County Fatal Collision
Date of News Release: 08/11/2014
(Burkesville, KY.) - Tpr. Logan Richardson is investigating a collision that occurred this morning at approximately 3:00 AM CST, 7 miles west of Burkesville on KY 90. 30-year-old April M. Thompson, of Burkesville, was traveling east on KY 90, operating a 2006 Chevy van when she crossed the center line and collided with a westbound 2007 Freightliner Semi Truck operated by 50-year-old Robert Nissley, of Monticello.
Nissley attempted to avoid the collision and ran off of the roadway into a ditch line following the initial impact. Nissley and a passenger, 15-year-old Caleb Nissley, were both wearing seatbelts and were treated and released at the Cumberland County Hospital. Another passenger, 13-year-old Jared Nissley was unrestrained in the sleeper birth and sustained a broken leg. He was transported to the University of Kentucky Medical Center.
Thompson was pronounced dead at the scene by the Cumberland County Coroner. Alcohol is believed to have been contributing factor. Tpr. Richardson was assisted at the scene by CVE Officer Derek Cundiff, Cumberland County EMS and Volunteer Fire Department.