DUE TO HEAVY SNOWS IN WESTERN KENTUCKY...WIDESPREAD 6 TO 12 INCH SNOWFALL AMOUNTS HAVE HAULTED AREA TRAVEL. ISOLATED 15 INCH AMOUNTS HAVE BEEN REPORTED. DRIFTS UP TO A FOOT AND A HALF HAVE ALSO BEEN REPORTED. THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM SITUATION AND TRAVEL SHOULD BE AVOIDED IF AT ALL POSSIBLE. (National Weather Service)
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fatal collision 1 300BEECH CREEK, Ky. (10/15/13) – On Friday, September 27, Kentucky State Police (KSP) Troopers responded to an accident with injuries near Beech Creek that inevitably resulted in a single fatality.
 
The preliminary investigation revealed that Jason A. Dragoo, 37 of Central City, KY, was operating a 2008 Chevy Cobalt eastbound on Merle Travis Highway. Marjorie B. Mallory, 82 of Beech Creek, KY, was operating a 1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass westbound on Merle Travis Highway. Dragoo crossed the center line into the path of Ms. Mallory, who was unable to avoid a collision, and the vehicles struck head on.
 
Dragoo and Joe Mallory, 54 of Drakesboro, a passenger of Ms. Mallory, were transported via ambulance to Muhlenberg Community Hospital for treatment. Ms. Mallory was transported via PHI Air Medical to St. Mary's in Evansville for treatment. All occupants were wearing seatbelts.
 
According to information released today by KSP officials, Mallory succumbed to her injuries at St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville on October 12.
 
Trooper John McGehee investigated the collision. Trooper Jerry Knight, Detective Brandon McPherson, Beechmont Fire Department, Muhlenberg County EMS, and PHI Air Medical assisted at the scene.
 
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Information provided by Robert Littlepage (Kentucky State Police)

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