Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
The Kentucky State Police, Post 3 in Bowling Green reported that they responded to Region Road near KY 70 in the Butler County portion of the Roundhill community to investigate a single vehicle injury collision on Sunday evening, July 30, 2017 around 5:45pm.
According to KSP, their investigation revealed that Elizabeth Cockrell (36) of Roundhill, KY was operating a 2002 Mercury SUV and was traveling southbound when she lost control of her vehicle and exited the right shoulder of Region Road. KSP also said that Cockrell’s vehicle then reentered the roadway and overcorrected, causing the vehicle to travel across Region Road before striking an embankment and overturning.
An unrestrained juvenile passenger, Ronnie J. Murrell III (12) was pronounced deceased by the Butler County Coroner’s Office. Cockrell and six additional passengers were transported to the Medical Center Hospital in Bowling Green. All occupants of the vehicle, with the exception of a two year old female, were treated and released from the hospital. The two year old female passenger was flown to Vanderbilt University Hospital, where she is currently listed in critical condition.
The investigation is still ongoing and being led by Trooper First Class Chris Newkirk. He was assisted on scene by Butler County Sheriff’s Department, Butler County EMS, Butler County Coroner’s Office, and other KSP personnel.