Henderson, KY. (July 24, 2021) – Kentucky State Police Post 16 – Henderson received a call from Henderson County Dispatch of a two-vehicle fatal collision today just before 1:00 PM. The collision was on US 60 East at Tscharner Road east of Henderson.
Preliminary investigation reveals 73-year-old David F. Crabtree of Owensboro was traveling west on US 60 when for an unknown reason crossed the centerline in his 1997 Honda Civic. Crabtree struck a 2013 Hyundai Sonata head-on driven by 19-year-old Elizabeth Mayfield of Spotsville.
Crabtree succumbed to his injuries on-scene. Mayfield was not injured in the collision.
Troopers believe both Crabtree and Mayfield were wearing their seatbelts.
US 60 was closed for three hours as KSP reconstructed the collision.
Henderson County Coroner’s Office, Henderson County Sheriff’s Department and other agencies assisted troopers at the scene.
The investigation is on-going.
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