The aftermath of an automobile accident at 5:30 o’clock later afternoon last Saturday on Springfield Highway left one woman dead and two other people injured. The injured were transported to the hospital following this automobile mishap which took place on Springfield Highway, approximately 4.4 miles north of Lebanon.
The fatality was identified as Virginia Simpson resident of Bardstown who was driving her Chevy station wagon. Her car was one of the vehicles involved in the collision which took place in Springfield Highway that Saturday afternoon. Simpson died at the scene.
Authorities pronounced Virginia Simpson of Bardstown dead at the scene following the collision. The other victims were identified as Richard T. Bishop and Carol A. Mink of Cloverdale, Ind. who were immediately transported to the Spring View Hospital. Hospital staff listed Bishop in stable condition and was transferred to University Hospital in Louisville. Mink sustained non-critical injuries, was treated and soon released.
According to the police, Bishop was driving his silver Chevy Impala LT going north on Springfield Highway when he had to move into the southbound lane to pass another vehicle. Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements was told by Bishop that at first he did not see the Simpson’s vehicle. This vehicle was a blue Chevy station wagon, which was driving southbound on Springfield Highway.
Clements said that Bishop accelerated the vehicle to get out of lane and that was when they collided.
After the crash, Bishop also collided with a 2005 Toyota operated by Masotoshi Miyama of Springfield, but fortunately Miyama was not injured.
Due to the accident, authorities had to close the road until after 9 p.m. Saturday evening.
The Marion County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the accident with the assistance of Marion County EMS, Marion County Rescue, Marion County Emergency Management and the Lebanon Police.
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Source: Kentucky Standard