Road Reopens After Deadly, Fiery Crash

A busy road in Madison County has reopened after a deadly, fiery crash involving a car and a semi.

The vehicles collided around 9:00 p.m. Sunday night on Highway 627 near Interstate 75, exit 95.

Rescue workers say the semi had just fueled up before the crash and that may have caused numerous explosions and the resulting fire.

Kentucky State Police say a passenger car was on the shoulder of the road at a private drive when its driver pulled out into the path of the semi.

The driver of the car, Mary VanWinkle of Richmond, died on the scene.

The driver of the semi escaped the fire.

Emergency workers say 200 gallons of diesel fuel spilled onto the roadway after crash.

The road reopened shortly before 5:30 a.m. Monday.

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  • by Heather Location: KY on Jun 17, 2008 at 06:43 AM
    So she had pulled over onto the side of the road, or into this driveway? Car problems, fatigue? I guess we will never know. This was an awful way for someone to perish. I pray for her family.
  • by I miss you Location: Richmond on Jun 17, 2008 at 04:30 AM
    I worked with Mary, only new her for a year, but it felt like a life time one of the best people Ihad the priviledge to know.prayers to you & your family
  • by Anonymous on Jun 16, 2008 at 02:18 PM
    I worked with Mary at JcPenneys in Richmond. She was such a joy to work with, always full of life and energy. We will miss you greatly.
  • by geoff madsen Location: berea on Jun 16, 2008 at 10:37 AM
    i was the car behind the semi it blew up on impact pretty much i almost ran into them this was a horrible thing to witness
  • by Wow Location: RIchmond on Jun 16, 2008 at 09:55 AM
    Condolences to her family.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 16, 2008 at 09:22 AM
    Mary...You will be sadly missed here at work. Our thoughts and prayers are with your daughter and your family.


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