Barren, Hart Counties See Fatalities
Edmonson Voice Report:
Four individuals have died as a result of two separate crashes in two counties this week, according to Kentucky State Police.
On Tuesday, September 20th, 2022 just after 8:00 p.m., troopers responded to the scene of a collision located near the 8100 block of Happy Valley Road (KY 90) in the Cave City community. Police said that Singh Gill, 28, of Fresno, CA, was operating a 2017 Freightliner tractor-trailer southbound on Happy Valley Road near the 8100 block where he failed to see a vehicle slowing to make a left turn in front of him.
In an attempt to avoid hitting the vehicle Gill swerved left into the northbound lane where his vehicle struck a 2005 GMC Yukon head-on, according to KSP. The operator of the GMC, David Hayes, 76, of Cave City and two passengers, Katie Yoder, 54, of Horse Cave, and Daniel Yoder, 55, of Horse Cave, were pronounced deceased at the scene by the Barren County Coroner. Two other passengers in the GMC, Roseanne Yoder, 20, and Joseph Yoder, 14, both of Horse Cave, were flown by Air Methods to Vanderbilt University Hospital where they are listed in stable condition.
The investigation is being led by Trooper Bo Hubbard. He was assisted at the scene by Barren County EMS, Barren County Sheriff’s Office, Cave City Fire Department, Park City Fire Department, Air Methods, Barren County Emergency Management, Barren County Coroner’s Office, and KSP personnel.
On Wednesday, September 21st, 2022 just before 2:00 p.m., troopers responded to the scene of the collision located near the 4700 block of North Dixie Highway (US 31-W) in the Bonnieville community. According to Police, Hope Davis, 26, of Leitchfield, was traveling southbound on North Dixie Highway near the 4700 block when, for unknown reasons, her vehicle veered off the right shoulder of the roadway. Davis' vehicle then struck a tree causing it to overturn and catch on fire, KSP said. Hope Davis was pronounced deceased on the scene by the Hart County Coroner.
The investigation is being led by Trooper Timmy Jewell. He was assisted at the scene by Hart County EMS, Hart County Sheriff’s Office, Bonnieville Fire Department, Hart County Coroner’s Office, and KSP personnel.