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Fatal Accident in Russell County

 

Russell Springs (August 26, 2020) On Tuesday, August 25th, at approximately 3:21pmCT, Troopers from Kentucky State Police Post 15 responded to a 2-vehicle fatal collision that occurred at the junction of US 127 South and West Drive in the city limits of Russell Springs.

 

Preliminary investigations indicate that 58-year-old Connie Lawson of Windsor, KY was operating a 2003 Chevy Cavalier on West Drive when she made a left hand turn onto US 127, pulling into the path of a southbound 2014 Jeep Cherokee being operated by 41-year-old Larimie Richardson of Russell Springs, KY.

 

Lawson and a passenger in her vehicle, 76-year -old Marie Lawson of Windsor, KY were transported to Russell County Hospital then airlifted to the University of Kentucky Hospital. A passenger, Garnetta Campbell, 56 of Windsor, KY was transported to Russell County Hospital where she was pronounced deceased by the Russell County Coroner. All occupants in the Lawson vehicle were not wearing seatbelts. Richardson was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured.

 

The collision remains under investigation by Trooper Jason Warriner.