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Two vehicle collision, Russell Co., KY, claims life of 3 year old

Investigation of the tragedy is ongoing by RCSO Deputy Nick Bertram
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By Larry Smith, FM 92.7 The Wave & FM 99.9 the Big Dawg
Press Release from Russell County, KY, Sheriff's Office

A two vehicle collision at approximately 7:45pmCT, Saturday, September 10, 2016, claimed the life of a child and injured two other persons.


RCSO Chief Deputy Nick Bertram's preliminary investigation determined that Jessica G. Warriner, 26, of Jamestown, was operating a 2001 Honda Civic, attempting to cross KY 379 from French Valley Road to Blair School Road, and in doing so, pulled into the path of a 2006 Dodge truck that was southbound on KY 379, driven by James Gray, 49, of Jamestown, resulting in Gray's truck colliding with the passenger side of the car.

Warriner's daughter, Chloe Fortenberry, 3, was a passenger in the car.

All three were transported by Russell County EMS to the Russell County Hospital.

Chloe Fortenberry was airlifted to the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Nashville where she died early Sunday morning.

Jessica Warriner was airlifted to Vanderbilt Hospital where she is reported to be in stable condition.

James Gray was treated at the Russell County Hospital and later released.

The investigation is ongoing by Chief Deputy Nick Bertram.

Also responding and assisting at the scene were Deputy Ethan Pike, Russell Springs Police Officers Bobby Pritchard & Nathan Bradshaw and members of the Russell Springs Fire Department.


This story was posted on 2016-09-11 10:03:20
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