Man dies en route to hospital after crash

SOMERSET, Ky. (WKYT) Genevieve Turner had just left her McKenzie Road home with her 57 year old husband and was trying to get him to the hospital, where he needed emergency care.

Police say that's when a gold colored SUV came right toward her in her lane, and caused her to crash.

It happened just after 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon and drivers noticed a man and a woman needing help inside their truck on Pine Hill Road near Science Hill, and called 911.

"They're in a ditch. She was taking someone to the emergency room. They really need somebody," the caller is heard telling the Pulaski County 911 dispatcher.

Turner ran off the road when police say she tried to avoid hitting the SUV coming at her.

"When she tried to avoid that vehicle, she dropped off the shoulder and lost control of her vehicle. Those two vehicles didn't actually hit each other, but caused her to lose control of her vehicle," said LT. Brett Whitaker with the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office.

Turner's husband, Don, went into cardiac arrest and later died at at Somerset hospital. The coroner labeled the cause of death as an aneurysm.

Police say injuries in the accident didn't attribute to his death and officials say even if the woman had arrived at the hospital herself, her husband probably would have passed away anyway.

But police say the other driver should have stopped.

"And render aid to that other vehicle, although that other vehicle was not directly involved in the crash. But if it is across the center line, it attributed to that crash, that driver should have stopped to check on the other driver," said Whitaker.

Police have a very limited description of that vehicle, only that it was a gold colored SUV.

If you have any information about the accident you are asked to called the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office at 606-678-5145.


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