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KSP Works A Double Fatality Collision in Livingston County

Date of News Release: 01/16/2016

(Smithland, KY) - The Kentucky State Police, Post 1 Mayfield, was notified by the Livingston County Sheriff's Office, of a single vehicle collision on January 16, 2016 at 12:27 A.M. on KY 453 approximately 3 miles south of Smithland.

Preliminary investigation shows Katie B. McFarland, 18 of Ledbetter, KY, was operating a 2002 Hyundai Elantra traveling southbound on KY453. For an unknown reason, McFarland ran off the right side of the roadway, the vehicle overturned as it went down an embankment and stuck a tree catching fire. McFarland and an unrelated 16 year old juvenile passenger were pronounced dead at the scene by the Livingston County Coroner.

Trooper Derral Redwine, is continuing the investigation. KSP was assisted on the scene by the Livingston County Sheriff's Office, Livingston County EMS, Livingston County Coroner's Office, and the Smithland Fire Department.