BOWLING GREEN, Ky (WBKO) -- On Thursday, January 22, 2014, at 5:43P.M. Kentucky State Police Trooper Brett Coomes responded to US 68 KY 80 regarding a two vehicle injury collision.
According to Trooper Coomes, James Kemp (48) of Russellville, KY was operating a tandem truck when he made a left hand turn from Hardison Road into the left westbound lane of US 68/80.
As Mr. Kemp entered the travel portion of the westbound lane he that stated he observed two vehicles approaching from the east, traveling in the right lane.
Mr. Kemp continued traveling in the left hand lane to give approaching vehicles time to clear.
At that time, Kelly Whittaker (28) of Russellville, KY, struck Mr. Kemp's vehicle in the rear.
Mrs. Whitaker sustained critical injuries and was transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center via helicopter.
The driver's of both were wearing their seat belts and the investigation is ongoing by Trooper Brett Coomes.