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One killed and four others airlifted from an accident in Knox County Kentucky

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Tuesday night November 2, 2022, there was a serious multiple injury accident on Highway 25E in the Bimble community resulting in one fatality.

Picture provided by KSP







Kentucky State Police handled the investigation that indicates a black 2011 Chevrolet Equinox was turning left from U.S. 25E south onto  Ky1304. The Equinox pulled into the path of a white 2016 KIA Soul traveling north on U.S. 25E.


The back passenger of the KIA Soul, 81-year-old Thelma Ash of Salem Organ was transported from the scene and pronounced deceased at Barbourville ARH a short time later.


The operator, 42-year-old Stacey Ash and front passenger 68-year-old James Ash were air lifted to the University of Tennessee Medical Center to be treated for their injuries.

The operator of the black Chevrolet Equinox, 32-year-old Bridgett Mills and passenger who was a seven year old female were air lifted to the University of Tennessee Medical Center to be treated for their injuries.


Ms. Ash was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision and drug/alcohol use is not suspected at this time. Detective Rodney Sturgill responded to the scene to reconstruct the collision.


Three PHI and one Air Evac medical helicopters were requested to the scene to air lift four patients to UT hospital for treatment of serious injuries. (pictures submitted by eyewitnesses)


Traffic was backed up for several miles and a detour had been set up on KY 3439 as the scene was cleared.

Also assisted at the scene were KSP Post 10 Collision Reconstruction Team, Knox County Sheriff Dept, Barbourville Fire Dept, East Knox Fire Dept, PHI and Air Evac.




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