Fatal Accident in Todd County

Kentucky State Police are investigating a single-vehicle, fatal collision that occurred on KY 181 South (Guthrie Rd), approximately 2 miles north of Guthrie, on Thursday at 12:03 a.m.

KSP says the preliminary investigation reveals Sheila D. Austin, 56, of Elkton, was operating a 2004 Hyundai Accent, northbound on KY 181 when she lost control of the vehicle and exited the right shoulder of the roadway.

While trying to regain control of the vehicle the driver overcorrected and traveled into the southbound lane.

She then overcorrected once again and traveled back off the right shoulder of the roadway.

KPS says the vehicle overturned as a result and Austin, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle.

She was pronounced dead at the scene by Todd County Coroner Bob Whittlesey.


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