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Clinton collision claims life of 83-year-old driver

Update, 4 Jun 2014, at 8:17pmCT: The 2008 Ford was operated by 46-year-old Sylvia Crosby. Patton was a passenger in the vehicle. Correction is made in the copy below:

By TFC Billy Gregory, Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police Post 15, Columbia, KY

ALBANY, KY Tpr. Jason Warinner is investigating a collision that occurred today at 12:54pmCT at the intersection of US 127 & KY 558.

83-year-old Mary Swope, of Monticello, was operating a westbound 2000 Acura on KY 558 when she attempted to turn left onto US 127. She turned into the path and was struck by a northbound 2008 Ford on US 127, operated by 46 year old Sylvia Crosby, Monticello, KY. 59-year-old Wanda Patton, of Alpha KY was a passenger in the Crosby vehicle.

Swopes vehicle was also struck by a second car, a northbound 2013 Ford, operated by 19-year-old Joshua Bell of Somerset, KY.

Swope was transported to the Clinton County Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Crosby and a passenger, 59 year old Wanda Patton, were transported to the Clinton County Hospital. Bell was not injured. All drivers and passengers were belted.

Tpr. Warinner was assisted at the scene by Tpr. Brian Gibson, CVE Officer Randy Honeycutt, Clinton County Fire, EMS and Rescue.

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