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Woman killed following car accident in Cave City

One killed in wreck on Mammoth Cave Road
Published: Jun. 22, 2022 at 1:54 PM CDT
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CAVE CITY, Ky. (WBKO) - One person has been killed in a two-vehicle wreck on Mammoth Cave Road on Wednesday afternoon, according to Kentucky State Police.

Police say the initial investigation shows Melanie Carrol, 25, of Goshen, KY was driving westbound on Mammoth Cave Road when she failed to see a vehicle that was stopped in traffic in front of her, waiting to turn. Carrol swerved left into oncoming traffic and hit another car driven by Piotr Szymczyk, 44, head on.

Carrol was pronounced dead at the scene and her passenger Anna Dolliver, 24, was flown to the University of Vanderbilt Hospital. Piotr Szymczyk was transported to T.J. Samson Hospital and treated for minor injuries.

Trooper Daniel Priddy said the accident happened west of Cave City.

The investigation is being led by Detective Michael Waggener.

He was assisted at the scene by Barren County EMS, Barren County Sheriff’s Office, Air Methods, Cave City Fire Department, Barren County Coroners Office and KSP personnel.

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