In Nov. 4 Issue
A Russell County woman was killed in a single vehicle wreck in Cumberland County Saturday night, according to the Kentucky State Police.
Trooper Dewayne Holder is investigating the incident, which occurred in Cumberland County at approximately 11:25 p.m. in KY 61.
Bradley A. Richardson, 34, of Russell Springs, was driving a 2002 Buick four-door north on the highway, three miles south of Burkesville when he lost control of his vehicle, left the roadway, and struck an embankment before overturning, police said.
A passenger in the vehicle, Rhonda L. McClister, 32, of Russell Springs, was ejected from the vehicle.
McClister, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene by Cumberland County coroner Gary White.
A second passenger, Heather N. Richardson, 27, of Russell Springs, who was wearing a seat belt, along with Bradley Richardson, who was not wearing a seatbelt, were transported to Cumberland County Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
State police were assisted at the scene by the Cumberland County Sherriff's Office, Cumberland County EMS and the Burkesville police department.
Authorities said alcohol is believed to be a factor in the accident, which is still under investigation by Trooper Holder with the Kentucky State Police.