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Fatality collision on US 68 takes life of 90 year old passenger

Hallie Childers, 90, Campbellsville, KY, was treated at the scene of the two vehicle, one fatality collision by Taylor County EMS before being flown to Louisville where she was pronounced deceased. Drivers of both vehicles treated and released at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville, KY. Campbellsville Police Department, Taylor Co. EMS, and Taylor County Fire and Rescue responded to the scene. Officer Dickie Benningfield the investigating officer
Bing Map/Directions: 2244 Greensburg Road, Campbellsville, KY

A 90 year old passenger in a 2004 Ford Ranger pickup was airlifted from the scene of a two vehicle accident which occurred at 12:56pmET, on the west side of Campbellsville, near 2244 Greensburg Road, Campbellsville, KY, today, Saturday, June 23, 2012. She was pronounced deceased at the University of Louisville Medical Center.

The victim was 90 year old Hallie Childers, Campbellsville, KY, who was a passenger in the pickup driven by Doris E. Childers, 53, of Steeplechase Drive in Campbellsville, KY.

Both vehicles eastbound on Greensburg Road/US 68

According to Campbellsville Police, the Childers vehicle was traveling east on Greensburg Road/US 68, and was following a 2005 Ford Explorer, also eastbound, operated by Mardena Compton, 48, of Hudgins Highway, Summersville, KY. The driver of the Ford Ranger failed to notice that the Compton Ford Explorer had stopped to make a left turn to a business located at 2244 Greensburg Road, and the Childers Ranger pickup struck the rear of the Compton's Ford Explorer.

Hallie Childers was treated at the scene by Taylor County EMS before being flown by Air Evac to University of Louisville Medical Center where she was pronounced deceased.

Doris Childers was taken by private vehicle to Taylor Regional Hospital where she was treated for a leg injury and released.

Mardena Compton was treated at the scene by Taylor County EMS and transported to Taylor Regional Hospital with a possible back injury. She was treated and released.

Taylor County Fire and Rescue and the Campbellsville Police Department assisted. The investigating officer was Dickie Benningfield of the Campbellsville Police Department. Information for this article courtesy Campbellsville, KY, Police Department and Scott Chelf, Campbellsville/Taylor County 911 Supervisor

This story was posted on 2012-06-23 22:07:16
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