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A Smiths Grove woman has died and another man is in serious condition after a single vehicle crash earlier today, according to Kentucky State Police.
The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office requested assistance from KSP today around 12PM to investigate the collision that took place at the intersection of Denham Road and Noah Bledsoe Road.
Troopers said that 91 year-old Wilmon N. Linger, of Smiths Grove, was operating a 2005 Pontiac van on Noah Bledsoe Road when he veered onto Denham Road where his vehicle exited the right side of the roadway, striking a tree and causing the vehicle to overturn. A passenger in the vehicle, 88 year-old Mary C. Linger, of Smiths Grove, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Edmonson County Coroner's Office. Wilmon Linger was transported by Air Methods to the University of Louisville Hospital where he is listed in serious but stable condition.
It is the second fatal accident in Edmonson County this week. Julia Broderick, 46, of Louisville died on Monday in an accident on KY HWY 259 N.
The investigation is being led by Trooper Bo Hubbard. He was assisted on the scene by KSP personnel, Edmonson County Coroner's Office, Edmonson County EMS, Chalybeate Fire Department, Edmonson County Sheriff's Office, and Air Methods.