Husband & Wife Die In Car Crash

By: Danielle Morgan Email
By: Danielle Morgan Email

HARLAN, Ky. (AP) - A husband and wife died Monday when a truck
loaded with asphalt overturned onto their car in eastern Kentucky,
authorities said.
Randall Bailey, 53, and Betty Bailey, 52, both of Bledsoe, were
pronounced dead near U.S 421 and Kentucky 221 near Bledsoe shortly
after noon Friday, Kentucky State Police said in a statement.
Police said Bailey allowed a truck with a flatbed trailer
carrying a bulldozer to enter U.S. 421 heading south from Kentucky
221, but a dump truck, driven by Bennie Wooten Jr., 53, of Baxter,
was unable to stop and swerved to to avoid a collision with the
Bailey car.
The dump truck struck the bulldozer, dumping its load on the
Bailey's vehicle and partially landing on it, police said.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by praying in TN Location: TN on May 1, 2007 at 09:45 AM
    To Lynn thank you for sharing that bit of information with the rest of us. It is such a comfor and assurance from the Lord that He is in control, and knows everything before it happens. We are still praying for all of you. I have had hundreds of people to tell me they are praying, and that is God working. Many churches, including Baptist, Church of God and many others are calling out on behalf of everyone involved. God Bless You All. We love you all.
  • by Lynn Location: Cincinnati, Ohio on Apr 29, 2007 at 07:47 PM
    Randall and Betty were my aunt and uncle. My family thanks all of you for your thoughts and prayers. What a horrific and sad accident. God did sent a message through this tragedy though. I learned today that a small pillow was found in the car that did not burn but had a small bit of asphalt on it. The pillow read "Trust in the Lord". What a message for this time - let us all trust in the Lord and he will comfort us all.
  • by Kendra Merrill Location: Harlan Ky on Apr 28, 2007 at 07:18 PM
    Betty ( better known as Bet) was my cousin. Her mother Goldie Middleton was my grandmothers sister. My heart hearts for my aunt Goldie known that she lost a son.. then a husband and now her daughter. Betty was always a kinda and wonderful person to be around. She was very religous and always knew the words to say to make your day brighter. Thank you for the comments and prayers everyone has sent out..
  • by Robyn Location: Ky on Apr 28, 2007 at 11:18 AM
    First of all, let me say my heart goes out to ALL the families involved in the accident. I know many, many people are praying for all of you. I am very sorry to those who lost loved ones. I think everyone involved would have done something different if they could have. It doesn't help to try to place blame. I think it just makes some hurt more. Trust me, both truck drivers feel pain and a great amount of guilt. They were there, they know what happened, I'm sure they relive it over and over again and will for a very long time. Please be kind when leaving these comments. They are hurting,too. Love and lots of prayers.
  • by driver Location: harlan on Apr 26, 2007 at 03:27 PM
    well first of all let me say god bless each and every one of those in the wreck.simply put god called them home ! now i have over 17 years in a truck and like one driver said pti is an important part of trucks but it all falls on the drivers weither or not there truck is safe and there judgment to operate it if not,i am on that road almost everyday "in a truck" and believe it or not most NOT ALL are safe drivers they warn each other of hazards and so on ...alot of the cars that are on that road also need to slow down.. most are in such a hurry they cant wait to pass curve or not ..they see big truck and huff and puff cause they just got slowed down..i was there at the wreck and it wasnt a pretty site and BELIEVE ME THAT IS A DRIVERS WORST NIGHTMARE !!!!! may god bless all of you dont be judgmental let GOD do that.after all it is his job !!!
  • by Michelle Location: Montgomery, AL on Apr 26, 2007 at 07:54 AM
    I would like to express my deepest thoughts and prayers to the Bailey and Middleton families. Betty( or as most people called her Bet) is my uncles sister. I was heartbroken when I heard of the tragic news. Bet was always kind to me. I also think that right now is not the time to point fingers or blame. Our main concern should be the families and there mourning. We should also think about the truck drivers that were involved as well. They will be scared for the rest of there lifes. I am originally from Gordon so I know how the trucks are there. Yes it scares me to even come home and drive on those roads. But I think that what needs to be done should be taken up with Frankfort. Laws need to be enforced, and maybe some new laws and regulations need to be looked at. Trust me its hard to say that when you have a father that has been a coal truck driver for over 30yrs. But I do agree that something needs to be done! My thoughts and my prayers go out to Randy and Bettys families, and to the families of the truck drivers that were involved. May God bless you all.
  • by Louise Location: Hughes on Apr 26, 2007 at 04:33 AM
    My heart goes out to the families. My prayers are with you all, God will take care of them.
  • by Misty Location: Gordon, Ky. on Apr 26, 2007 at 04:30 AM
    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family in their time of grief. Misty and Peanut
  • by Robert Location: Manchester ky on Apr 25, 2007 at 08:09 PM
    Randal Bailey was one of the best friends that I ever had , He was like my right arm I worked with him every day. i knew Betty too and spoke with her on the phone that morning . I will sorely miss them both,my life is richer for having known them. Bless you both and may God cradle you in his loving arms.
  • by rhonda Location: putney on Apr 25, 2007 at 06:59 PM
    im so sorry that this had to happen. they arely missed.

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