Richmond woman dies in crash

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Peggy Smith, of Richmond, killed in collision with pickup in Richmond on wet roads 11-1-17

RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Madison County woman was killed Wednesday afternoon in a collision and investigators say wet roads may have been a factor.

Investigators say it appears 63-year old Peggy Smith, of Richmond, may have lost control of her car in a curve at the intersection of Tates Creek Avenue and Gray Oaks Drive in Richmond.

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Investigators say Smith’s car crossed into oncoming traffic, into the path of a pickup truck that collided with the passenger side of Smith’s car.  She was killed.

Police say a woman who was a passenger in the pickup truck suffered serious injuries and was taken to UK Hospital in Lexington.  The driver of the pickup refused treatment, according to investigators.

The accident happened just before 2:00 p.m.



Kentucky State Police Collision Reconstruction experts were called to the scene to investigate.

The road was temporarily closed during the investigation and cleanup, which delayed some school buses at Kit Carson Elementary.  The Madison County Public Schools were notified by law enforcement of the road closure, which allowed the school system to make adjustments to regular bus routes to avoid many delays, according to the district.

 

*Note:  The photograph of the accident scene that accompanies this story is courtesy of the Richmond Register.