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KSP: Saturday collision results in one fatality

By Tpr. Nick Hale

Lebanon, KY - On Saturday, June 6, 2020 at approximately 9amET, Kentucky State Police Post 15 was notified of a two vehicle fatal collision involving a Taylor County Ambulance on U.S. 68 five miles west of Lebanon.

Preliminary investigations indicate that 43 year old George Mars of Campbellsville, KY, was operating a 2018 Chevy Ambulance west bound when he approached a 2011 Ford F150 that was slowing down attempting to make a left hand turn onto Elk Run Rd.

The driver of the Ford pickup, 47 year old Justin Grace of Gravel Switch, turned left crossing the east bound lane at the same time the ambulance had entered that lane attempting to avoid the rear end collision.

The Ford pickup was struck in the driver side by the ambulance.

Grace was transported to Springview Hospital by EMS where he was airlifted to UK Medical Center. A 10 month old passenger in the truck was treated and released from Springview Hospital. Another passenger in the vehicle, Rose Grace, age 41, of Gravel Switch, was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Marion County Coroners office.

Mars and a passenger, Sydney Smith, age 27, of Greensburg, were transported to Taylor County Hospital where they were treated and released.

All parties involved were wearing their seat belts.

This incident remains under investigation by Sergeant Adam Likins. Sgt. Likins was assisted at the scene by Marion County Sheriff's Department, Lebanon PD, Marion County EMS, and Lebanon Fire Department.

This story was posted on 2020-06-08 14:17:21
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