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Two Taylor County teens killed in head-on collision

Posted by on May 6, 2012

(CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky.) – 19-year-old Justin Atwood and 17-year-old Jade M. Sullivan, both of Campbellsville were killed Saturday, May 5, 2012 at approximately 7:08 PM EDT on US 0068, 1 mile east of Campbellsville. The collision occurred when a westbound 2009 Nissan, operated by Atwood with Sullivan as a passenger, attempted to pass a vehicle and pulled into the path of an eastbound 2006 Jeep, striking it head-on. Both vehicles overturned and came to rest on the south side of the roadway. The Jeep was operated by 21-year-old Lauren Dyer of Burkesville, KY. Dyer, the lone occupant, was wearing her seatbelt and was transported to Taylor County Regional Hospital and later transported by ambulance to UK Hospital in Lexington where she is being treated for non-life threatening injuries. Both Atwood and Sullivan, who were not wearing seatbelts, were pronounced dead at the scene.

The collision is still under investigation by Tpr. Logan Richardson. He was assisted at the scene by the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office and Taylor County Fire, EMS and Rescue.