Three Killed When Pickup Trucks Collide

DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (AP) - Three people have been killed in a
central Kentucky crash involving two pickup trucks.
Kentucky State Police said the crash occurred Monday night in
Hopkins County, killing two women and a boy.
The accident report states a full-size pickup crossed the center line of Kentucky Route 109 just north of Dawson Springs and struck a compact pickup head-on.
All three deaths came in the smaller truck.
Police identify the dead as 34-year-old Penny Garrison, 64-year-old Beverly Lopez and 12-year-old Jordan Duke.
Garrison and Duke were from Dawson Springs. Lopez was from St.
Eight-year-old Ethan Garrison, who was also in the compact truck, was flown to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind.
The driver of the larger truck, Meagan Gibbs of White Plains, and 1-year-old Avery Gibbs were taken to Madisonville Regional Medical Center.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Joe Location: Ohio on Jun 11, 2008 at 09:07 AM
    As I am writting this someone has died in a car crash somewhere in America. For those who don't believe my previous post about flying being safer than driving I invite you to look up rock solid statistics that prove I am right. In America we need more education on safe driving. We need to get this lack luster driving mentality out of our heads. Every time we get behind that wheel it needs to be serious business. No distractions or intoxicating substances, no poorly maintained vehicles, and we need absolute concentration on driving. I am just as guilty as the rest of you! I try to eat and drive, talk and drive, and yell at the kids and drive. But it is this behavior and behaviors like it that can cost us that split second that might prevent a car crash. Look at it this way. If we do everything right we still are likely to get in at least one car crash in our lives. Lets try and minimize the damage from that one car crash by being safe drivers for ouselves and for others.
  • by Joe Location: Ohio on Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00 AM
    It's seems to be the most common thing in life! Driving from here to there! The store, school, or out to play. We feel safe in our vehicles! It's a false sense of safety. One of the most dangerous things we will ever do in life is Drive or ride in vehicles. Is there any wonder flying is safer than driving yet most people don't have phobias about driving. When are people going to start driving responsibly. Treating their vehicles like the loaded weapon it is. Slow down, watch the road, maintain your vehicle, be courteous and drive defensively. Don't get angry when some one pulls out in front of you and for God sakes don't speed up out of spight. We all make mistakes. Don't drink and drive and lets take care of each other out there! Good Day and I am sorry for the loss of this family. Good Day, Joe.
  • by RACHEL Location: MI on Jun 10, 2008 at 03:42 PM


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