UPDATE: KSP investigating fatal crash in Barren County
Kentucky State Police are investigating after a fatal crash happened in Barren County on Monday morning.
It happened around 8 a.m. near mile marker 7 on New Bowling Green Road.
"Preliminary investigation shows that two vehicles were involved in sideswipe manner collision, which resulted in one of the vehicles exiting the roadways and striking a tree," said Kentucky State Police Tropper, Daniel Priddy.
In a press release Monday evening, KSP confirms Jacie B. Smith died in the crash.
KSP says Smith was operating a 2005 Mercury SUV traveling eastbound on New Bowling Green Road. Brandon T. Smith was operating a 2003 Ford Pickup traveling westbound on New Bowling Green Road.
When the vehicles were passing each other, they made contact near the center dividing line. Jacie Smith's vehicle swerved right and exited the roadway, continuing down an earth embankment before coming to final rest after striking a tree. Brandon Smith was able to stop his vehicle on the right shoulder of the roadway.
Jacie Smith, along with a 1-year-old female passenger, were transported to TJ Samson Hospital for injuries sustained in the collision. Jacie Smith was pronounced deceased by hospital staff and the juvenile passenger remains in stable condition.