Burkesville, KY. (August 5, 2019) – KSP Trooper Jason Warinner is investigating the 2-vehicle fatal collision that occurred on Sunday afternoon, August 4, 2019 at approximately 1:22pmCT, 4 miles west of Burkesville on KY90.
Preliminary investigations indicate that 41-year-old Susan Harper, along with her passenger, 42-year-old Joseph Curry, both of Edmonton, KY were traveling east bound on KY90 in a 1995 GEO Tracker. Harper’s vehicle struck rumble strips on the right shoulder of the roadway, causing her to overcorrect and cross the west bound lane into the path of a 2011 Chevy pickup truck, operated by 30-year-old Robert Hostetler of Burkesville. Curry was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Cumberland County Coroner. Harper was transported to the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington, KY where she was later pronounced deceased by the Fayette County Coroner. Hostetler was not injured in the collision. All parties were wearing seat belts.
Tpr. Warinner was assisted at the scene by Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, Burkesville Police department and Cumberland County Fire and EMS.