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Single Vehicle Injury Collision On KY 171

Date of News Release: 12/04/2014

Weir, KY (Muhlenberg County) - The Kentucky State Police investigated a single-vehicle, injury collision that occurred on KY 171, approximately 1 1/2 miles south of Weir, on Thursday, December 4, 2014, at 10:35 a.m.

The preliminary investigation revealed that Laura Litchfield, 43, of Elkton, was operating a 1998 Ford Crown Victoria southbound on KY 171 when she failed to negotiate a curve. The vehicle crossed the northbound lane of travel and exited the roadway. It struck an earth embankment and re-entered the roadway. The vehicle came to rest in the southbound lane.

Ms. Litchfield, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was transported via ambulance to the Muhlenberg Community Hospital for treatment. There were no passengers involved.

Trooper First Class Craig Engler investigated the collision. Trooper First Class Jerrod Hearld, Trooper First Class Jerry Knight, the Greenville Fire Department, and Muhlenberg County EMS assisted at the scene.