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A Mammoth Cave woman has died as a result of injuries sustained in a single vehicle accident that occurred in the 1800 block of Nolin Dam Road this morning around 9:45am, according to Kentucky State Police.
Charlotte A. Newton (58) of Leitchfield, was pronounced dead by the Edmonson County Coroner's office around 10am this morning. One passenger, identified as Charlie McStoots, (17) was air lifted to University of Louisville Hospital.
KSP reported that Newton was operating a 1996 Buick passenger car traveling westbound on Nolin Dam Road when her vehicle briefly exited the edge of the roadway. Newton reentered the roadway over-correcting, causing her vehicle to exit completely off the right shoulder of the westbound lane. Upon exiting the roadway, the vehicle overturned, ejecting Newton before coming to final rest, according to KSP.
Both occupants were unrestrained at the time of the collision, according to KSP.
A family member contacted the Edmonson Voice around 1:30pm today and reported that McStoots was listed in critical condition with a fractured back. He was also being checked for internal bleeding, according to family.
Responding to the scene was the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office, Brownsville JAWS, Lincoln and Kyrock Fire Departments, the KY HWY Dept., Edmonson EMS, Edmonson County Coroner, EC Emergency Management, and Kentucky State Police.
The accident is still under investigation by Kentucky State Police and is currently being led by Trooper Ronnie Reynolds.