Edmonson Voice Report:
A 25 year-old woman died in a collision on Mammoth Cave road on Wednesday, according to Kentucky State Police.
On Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022, at approximately 1:00 p.m., Kentucky State Police Post 3 was requested by the Barren County Sheriff's Office to investigate a two-vehicle injury collision in Barren County. Troopers responded to the scene located at the intersection of Mammoth Cave Road and Old Mammoth Cave Road.
KSP said that according to the investigation, Melanie Carroll (25) of Goshen, KY, was operating a 2001 Volvo westbound on Mammoth Cave Road when she failed to see a vehicle that was stopped in traffic in front of her, waiting to turn. Carroll swerved left into the eastbound lane and struck a 2014 Jeep Wrangler operated by Piotr Szymczyk (44) of Bayonne, NJ, head on, KSP stated.
Melanie Carroll was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Barren County Coroners Office. A passenger in the Volvo, Anna Dolliver (24) of Lakeway, TX, was flown to the University of Vanderbilt Hospital while Piotr Szymczyk was transported to T.J. Samson Hospital and treated for minor injuries, according to KSP.
The investigation is being led by Detective Michael Waggener. He was assisted at the scene by Barren County EMS, Barren County Sheriff's Office, Air Methods, Cave City Fire Department, Barren County Coroners Office and KSP personnel.