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