Austin, KY. (February 28, 2020) – On Friday, February 28th at approximately 2:00 p.m. the Kentucky State Police, Post 3 Bowling Green received a call for service in reference to a possible fatal collision in the Austin community of Barren County. Trooper Michael Waggener along with other KSP personnel responded to the scene.
Preliminary investigation indicates that Tammy Gosnell (57) of Austin, Ky was operating a 2019 Jeep Cherokee traveling north on Austin Tracy Road. Zayne Barnhardt (18) of Fountain Run was operating a 1994 Chevrolet Camaro, also north bound on Austin Tracy road in front of Gosnell’s vehicle. Gosnell’s vehicle struck the rear of Barnhardt’s vehicle causing Barnhardt to enter in to the southbound lane. Gosnell passed Barnhardt, striking the passenger side of his vehicle. Gosnell continued northbound traveling approximately one mile before crossing the center dividing line and striking a gooseneck trailer. The trailer was connected to a 1995 Dodge pickup being operated by David Stinson (62) of Scottsville, which was traveling southbound on Austin Tracy Road.
Tammy Gosnell was pronounced deceased at the scene of the collision by the Barren County Coroner. Cassandra Barnhardt (37) of Fountain Run, a passenger in the Chevrolet Camaro was transported to TJ Samson ER where she was treated and released.
The investigation continues and is being led by Trooper Michael Waggener. Trooper Waggener was assisted on the scene by the Barren County Sheriff’s Department, Barren County Coroner, Barren/Metcalfe EMS, Austin Tracy Fire Department and KSP personnel. No Further information is available for release at this time.
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