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Vehicle Overturns In Creek, Operator In Critical Condition

Date of News Release: 05/11/2015

(Glasgow, KY) - On Monday, May 11, 2015 at approx. 1:06 pm a call was received of a single vehicle injury collision where the vehicle was overturned in a creek. Upon the arrival of Trooper Jonathan McChesney, he found two individuals in the creek attempting to get into the vehicle. They used the baton from Trooper McChesney to break the side glass of the car where they found the female face down in the water and unresponsive. She was pulled from the vehicle and out of the water where Trooper McChesney and the two individuals performed CPR until EMS arrived. Due to their efforts, and the work from the responding Barren-Metcalfe Ambulance Service, Ms. Lay was resuscitated and transported to the hospital.

Lay was transported by Barren-Metcalfe EMS to T.J. Samson Community Hospital where she was then flown by AirMethods to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center where she is listed in critical condition at this time.

The preliminary investigation indicated that Brenda Lay (34) of Cave City, KY was traveling southbound in the 500 block of KY 255 when she crossed over the centerline into the northbound lane of travel where she met on oncoming vehicle. Lay then steered back into her lane where she lost control and began to skid sideways and exited the right shoulder of the roadway. The vehicle overturned onto its roof and went over an embankment and came to final rest upside down in the creek.

The investigation is still ongoing and being led by Trooper First Class Jonathan McChesney where he was assisted by Trooper First Class Ronnie Reynolds, Senior Trooper Graham Rutherford, Barren County Sheriff's Department, Barren-Metcalfe Ambulance Service, South Barren Fire Department, and the Park City Fire Department.