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Single Vehicle Injury Collision On KY 1495 (Grooms Lane)

Date of News Release: 01/13/2015

Princeton, KY (Caldwell County) - The Kentucky State Police investigated a single-vehicle, injury collision that occurred on KY 1495 (Grooms Lane), approximately five miles west of Princeton, on Tuesday, January 13, at 8:34 a.m.

The preliminary investigation revealed that Virginia Fortner, 58, of Princeton, was operating a 2009 Nissan Cube eastbound on KY 1495 when she swerved to avoid striking an animal carcass that was in the roadway.

The vehicle exited the right shoulder of the roadway and traveled down an embankment where it came to rest.

Ms. Fortner, who was wearing a seatbelt, was transported via ambulance to the Caldwell County Hospital for treatment.

Trooper Ben Sawyer investigated the collision. The Princeton Fire Department and Caldwell County EMS assisted at the scene.