Rain may have contributed to fatal two-car crash in Knox County
BARBOURVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – A 44-year-old Stoney Brook woman died Sunday afternoon in a two-car crash that may have been caused by wet roads.
State Trooper Shane Jacobs told WRIL radio that about 4 p.m. Sunday, troopers responded to KY 11 in Barbourville that left Tonya Thompson dead and at least three others injured.
The initial investigation showed a 2006 Pontiac G6, driven north on Ky 11 by Tommy Golden, hydroplaned into the southbound lane, striking head on a 2010 Rav 4 driven by Thompson. She was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the radio station.
Golden was taken to Barbourville ARH and then to UK Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. His passenger, Becky Gray, was treated at Barbourville ARH.
The passenger in Tonya Thompson’s vehicle, Derrick Thompson, was transferred to UK Medical Center for treatment of life-threatening injuries.
The case is still under investigation by incident reconstructionist Trooper Jake Middleton.
Also assisting on scene were Troopers Drew Wilson and Sidney Wagner, Knox SO, Knox EMS, Barbourville fire department.