On Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 3:27pmET, the Campbellsville Police Department responded to an automobile collision on KY 55 in the area of Swan's Landing.
A 2017 GMC Yukon operated by 50-year-old Kathy Begley of Campbellsville, KY was stopped on KY 55 waiting to make a left hand turn into Swan's Landing when a 2003 Dodge dually pickup operated by 29-year-old John Yoder of Columbia, KY who was pulling a gooseneck trailer loaded with logs, failed to see several vehicles stopped in front of him waiting for Begley to turn.
Yoder struck a 2007 Chevrolet Impala in the rear operated by 48-year-old David R. Coop of Albany, KY which caused a chain reaction collision. The Coop vehicle (which was a taxi owned by Smith's Taxi LLC of Albany, KY) then struck a 2003 Honda Element operated by 30-year-old Sarah A. Hedgespeth of Greensburg, KY causing the Hedgespeth vehicle to strike Begley's vehicle which was stopped waiting to turn.
Coop's vehicle (taxi) had several passengers, 55-year-old Rosa A. Muse, 61-year-old Earl W. Muse, and 31-year-old Steven K. Taylor all of Burkesville, KY.
All parties involved in the collision (except Yoder) were transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville Taylor County EMS. A 3-year-old male in the Hedgespeth vehicle was later transferred by EMS to Norton's Hospital in Louisville and 31-year-old Steven K. Taylor of Burkesville, KY was pronounced dead at Taylor Regional Hospital.
Agencies Involved: Campbellsville Police, Kentucky State Police, Taylor County Sheriff's Office, Campbellsville Fire, Campbellsville Taylor County EMS, Taylor County Fire, Taylor County Coroner's Office, State Highway Department, and Campbellsville Street Department.
The 3 year old child injured in the fatal mishap has died Hunter Hedgespeth Wednesday in Louisville, Foster Toler and Curry Funeral Home in Greensburg is in charge.