Cave City, KY. (June 22, 2022) – On Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022, at approximately 1:00 p.m., Kentucky State Police Post 3 was requested by the Barren County Sheriff’s Office to investigate a two vehicle injury collision in Barren County. Troopers responded to the scene located at the intersection of Mammoth Cave Road and Old Mammoth Cave Road.
Preliminary investigation indicates that Melanie Carroll (25) of Goshen, KY, was operating a 2001 Volvo westbound on Mammoth Cave Road. Carroll failed to see a vehicle that was stopped in traffic in front of her, waiting to turn. Carroll swerved left into the eastbound lane and struck a 2014 Jeep Wrangler operated by Piotr Szymczyk (44) of Bayonne, NJ, head on. Melanie Carroll was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Barren County Coroners Office. A passenger in the Volvo, Anna Dolliver (24) of Lakeway, TX, was flown to the University of Vanderbilt Hospital. Piotr Szymczyk was transported to T.J. Samson Hospital and treated for minor injuries.
The investigation is being led by Detective Michael Waggener. He was assisted at the scene by Barren County EMS, Barren County Sheriff’s Office, Air Methods, Cave City Fire Department, Barren County Coroners Office and KSP personnel.
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