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Washington County fatal collision

Date of News Release: 07/12/2016

Springfield, Ky. (July 12, 2016) - Tpr. John Boyd is investigating a collision that occurred on Monday, July 11, 2016 at approximately 8:39 PM EDT, 15 miles north of Springfield at the intersection of KY 1754 and KY 555. 42-year-old Holly Horton, of Harrodsburg KY, was operating a westbound 2003 Hyundai on KY 1754. Ms. Horton failed to stop at the intersection and pulled into the path of a northbound 2013 Nissan operated by 42-year-old Christopher Mattingly, of Shelbyville KY. Mattingly's vehicle collided with the rear driver side of the Hyundai.

Holly Horton was not wearing a seatbelt and was airlifted to UK Medical Center in Lexington where she is listed in stable condition. A passenger, 15-year-old Makenzie Horton, of Harrodsburg was belted and not injured. Another passenger, 16-year-old Ople White, of Willisburg, was not belted and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Washington County Coroner.

Mattingly was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured. Tpr. Boyd was assisted at the scene by the Washington County Sheriff's Office, Washington County EMS and the Willisburg fire Dept.