Police investigating deadly car crash in Cumberland County

NEAR BURKESVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) - Kentucky State Police are investigating a fatal car accident that happened early Monday morning.

Around 3:00 a.m. Monday, April M. Thompson, 30, of Burkesville was heading east on KY 90, about 7 miles west of Burkesville, when she crossed the center line and collided with a semi-truck driving westbound on KY 90. The semi-truck driver, Robert Nissley, 50, of Monticello, tried to avoid the collision and ran off of the roadway into a ditch line following the initial impact.

Nissley and one of his passengers, 15-year-old Caleb Nissley, were both wearing seatbelts. Both were treated and released at the Cumberland County Hospital. Another passenger, 13-year-old Jared Nissley was unrestrained in the sleeper birth and sustained a broken leg. He was transported to the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

Thompson was pronounced dead at the scene by the Cumberland County Coroner. Alcohol is believed to have been contributing factor.

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