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Fatal Knox County Ky. vehicle accident takes the life of a Bell County woman

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Trooper Shane Jacobs tells us that Sunday afternoon May 9, 2021, Kentucky State Police Post 10 Troopers responded to a call of an injury collision involving multiple vehicles on KY 11 in Barbourville at approximately 4:00 pm.


The initial investigation shows that a 2006 gold Pontiac G6, operated by Tommy Golden, was traveling north on Ky 11 when the vehicle hydroplaned traveling into the southbound lane striking a 2010 Rav 4 head-on. The vehicle was driven by 44-year-old Tonya Thompson of Stoney Fork who was pronounced dead at the scene.


Tommy Golden was taken to Barbourville ARH and then onto UK Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. His passenger, Becky Gray, was treated at Barbourville ARH.


The passenger in Tonya Thompson’s vehicle, Derrick Thompson, was transferred to UK Medical Center for treatment of life-threatening injuries.


The case is still under investigation by incident reconstructionist Trooper Jake Middleton.


Also assisting on scene were Troopers Drew Wilson and Sidney Wagner, Knox SO, Knox EMS, Barbourville fire department.

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