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One Dead, One Injured in Nelson County Collision

Date of News Release: 05/14/2016

(BARDSTOWN, KY.) - Kentucky State Police Post 4 in Elizabethtown worked a fatality collision at the 21 mile marker on the Bluegrass Parkway on Friday afternoon. On March 13, 2016 at approximately 4:10 P.M. EDST, Wanda Dee Craft (44) of Russell, Ky. was traveling East on the Bluegrass Parkway. For unknown reasons, Craft lost control of her 2006 Chevrolet HHR and crossed the median into the westbound lane. William D. Learue (46) of Tennessee was headed westbound operating a 2012 Kenworth W900 and was unable to avoid Craft's vehicle striking her head on. Craft was pronounced dead at the scene by the Nelson Co. Coroner's Office. Learue was airlifted to the University of Louisville Hospital with non life threatening injuries. The accident is still under investigation by KSP Trooper/Reconstructionist Brandon Brooks. KSP was assisted at the scene by the Nelson Co. S.O, Nelson Co. EMS, State Highway Dept, and the Nelson Co. Coroner's Office.