In Nov. 18 Issue
A Jamestown woman was killed and her three month old daughter and the child's father seriously injured in a three-vehicle wreck last Tuesday in Cumberland County.
Dewayne Holder with the Kentucky State Police investigated the fatal collision that occurred around 6:35 p.m. that evening. Joseph C. Davidson, 24, of Burkesville, was traveling west in a 1999 Nissan pickup and attempted to pass a vehicle on KY highway 90.
Davidson's vehicle struck an east bound 2000 Ford Taurus driven by Misti V. Kemp, 32, of Jamestown, head on. Kemp, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene by Cumberland County Coroner Gary White.
A passenger in the Kemp vehicle, Adam Wilburn, 49, of Burkesville, was not wearing a seat belt and was flown to the Vanderbilt University Hospital for treatment of non life threatening injuries. A second passenger in the Kemp vehicle, three-month-old Kylie Kemp of Burkesville, was not in a child restraint and was also flown to Vanderbilt University Hospital for treatment. As of presstime this week, the child is still in critical condition.
After the initial collision, the Davidson vehicle, re-entered the westbound lane and struck a 2008 Chevy Malibu being driven by Jon E. Frederick, 65, of Burkesville.
Frederick, who was belted, was transported to the Cumberland County Hospital for non life threatening injuries. Davidson, who was not belted, was flown to the University of Kentucky Hospital to be treated for non life threatening injuries.
Holder was assisted at the scene by Trooper Tracy Haynes, Burkesville Fire and Rescue, Clinton County Fire and Rescue, Clinton County EMS, Cumberland County EMS, Cumberland County Sheriff's office, Burkesville Police Department and the State Highway Department. The investigation continues by Trooper Holder.