One Killed, Two Injured In Lincoln County Two Vehicle Crash

STANFORD, KY -- A 42-year old Pulaski County man was killed and a 69-year old Lincoln County woman and her passenger were injured in a two-vehicle crash Friday night near Stanford.

Kentucky State Police in Richmond report Doyle Carter of 139 Cotter Avenue in Somerset was driving south of U. S. 27 about 10:15 p.m., while Ruth Byrd-Ham was northbound in her SUV. Police say Carter crossed into the oncoming lane and struck the other vehicle head-on.

The police report states Carter was unresponsive when emergency personnel arrived, trapped inside the vehicle and pronouned dead at the scene. Byrd-Ham was also trapped inside her vehicle, while 65-year old Douglas Ham, a passenger in her vehicle, had exited. Police say that Douglas Hamm had facial injuries. Ruth Byrd-Ham had a factured left-femur, and both ankles were fractured.

State Police say Douglas Ham was transported to Ft. Logan Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Ruth Byrd-Ham was flown to the University of Kentucky Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. A hospital official says she is listed in serious condition

The accident remains under investigation by KSP Trooper H. P. Blanton.

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