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Muhlenberg County Accident Claims One Life And Injures Three

Accident took place on U.S. 431 South in Dunmor, Kentucky

Posted: Sep 2, 2020 7:34 AM

A single-vehicle accident has claimed the life of a Muhlenberg County woman.

Kentucky State Police said that 21-year-old Shana Gates of Central City was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which took place on U.S. 431 in the Dunmor.

According to KSP. a 17-year-old juvenile was driving the car with Gates and two other passengers, before 4PM on September 1st.  Preliminary investigation shows that for an unknown reason, the juvenile failed to negotiate a curve.  This lead the car to cross the other lane, exit the highway and strike multiple trees.

The driver was taken to Owensboro Health Regional Hospital with serious injury.  The two passengers were taken to Owensboro Health Muhlenberg County with non life-threatening injuries. 

KSP continue to investigate the accident.

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