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KSP Investigation Fatal Collision in Whitley County

From Kentucky State Police -

Williamsburg, Ky. (March 17, 2020) – On Saturday, March 14, at approximately 10:30 PM, the Kentucky State Police, London Post responded to a two vehicle collision that occurred north of Williamsburg on US 25W.


The initial investigation indicates that a 2010 Chevrolet Silverado operated by Nathaniel Felts, 21 years old of Williamsburg, KY, was traveling south on US 25W, when he lost control of his vehicle, and crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic. He collided head on into a 2005 Chrysler Van that was traveling north, driven by Leah M. Byrns, 41 years old of Williamsburg, Ky.


As a result of the collision, Leah Byrns suffered life threatening injuries, and died while being transported to the University of Kentucky Medical Center.  Byrns was pronounced deceased by the Madison County Coroner’s office. Byrns' passenger was not injured. Felts was also taken to the Baptist Regional Medical Center with non-life threating injuries.


KSP Post 11, Detective Larkey is continuing the investigation. He was assisted at the scene by Post 11 Personnel, the Whitley County Sherriff’s Office, Williamsburg Police Department, Whitley County EMS, Emlyn Fire Department and the Madison County Coroner’s office.

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