Crash involving several vehicles kills woman in Scott County

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SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - The Scott County coroner has identified a woman killed in a crash near Georgetown Friday afternoon.

The crash happened on U.S. 25 near Gemini Trail.

Two commercial trucks and a passenger car collided near the Moon Lake Subdivision. A woman driving the passenger car was killed. The coroner identified her as 58-year-old Kim Smith of Georgetown.

The Scott County Sheriff's Office says one truck heading northbound for some reason went off the road, overcorrected, and hit a truck heading southbound. That led to a collision with the car, which was behind the second truck.

One of the truck drivers was treated on scene. The other was taken to Georgetown Community Hospital for the treatment of minor injuries.

One of the trucks overturned, spilling diesel fuel onto the roadway. The second truck remained upright but was leaking hydraulic fluid.

“It is a danger. All of the contaminated soil has to be dug up and replaced for both fluids- petra chemicals get into the ground and can either contaminate water or kill the grass and the animals that would feed on that," Scott County Emergency Management Deputy Director Michael Hennigan said.

Hennigan said once the new soil was replaced with the old soil, there was no longer a danger to the environment.

"Everything will absolutely be safe. We have a truckload of new soil that's already waiting to be put down so it will be fresh soil, seeded and strawed like we were never there," Deputy Director Hennigan said.

U.S. 25 was closed for more than ten hours, before reopening just after 10 p.m. Friday.

No charges have been filed in the case. The Scott County Sheriff's Office says the accident is still under investigation.

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