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Friday afternoon parkway crash kills two

ONLINE UPDATE-March 6

A Friday afternoon two-vehicle crash killed two, and injured three others, on the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway, about seven miles east of Russell Springs, according to emergency officials.

Kentucky State Trooper Dewayne Holder investigated the crash which occured around 4:20 p.m., according to state police.

According to the police report, a 2001 Chevrolet being driven by Candice Elaine Johnson, 28, of Blackwater, Virginia was traveling east on the parkway when she apparently lost control of her vehicle, crossed the median and was hit in the passenger side after entering the westbound lane of the parkway by a 2001 Chevrolet being driven by Joseph Matthew Dalton, 40, of Russell Springs.

According to the report, Johnson and three passengers in her vehicle, Kaden Johnson, 3, Christian Johnson, 5, and Logan Bruner, 8 months, were all belted or restrained in some manner. The four were taken to the U.K. Chandler Medical Center in Lexington via three air ambulances where both Candice and Kaden Johnson were pronounced dead a short time later.

The parkway was shut down for some time as cleanup at the scene ensued. Traffic was backed up in both east and west lanes of the parkway for more than an hour Friday evening.

Emergency officials from both Russell and Pulaski counties responded to the scene.

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