Woman dies in automobile accident
Published 12:10 pm Monday, February 1, 2021
A woman was pronounced dead by the Lincoln County Coroner following an automobile accident on Ky. Hwy. 643.
Coroner Farris Marcum said 25-year-old Kathleen Phillips was pronounced dead on the scene on Saturday, Jan. 23, after being partially ejected from her vehicle during an accident.
“She ran off the road on (Ky. Hwy.) 643 and rolled the vehicle,” Marcum said. “It partially ejected her from the vehicle.”
Marcum said Phillips had been at a friend’s house nearby and left in a truck.
“It’s a real sharp curve to the left. Once she got to that curve, I guess she got over the edge and rolled the truck, landing in a creek bed down there,” he said.
Phillips was the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, Marcum said.
“I’m running toxicology to rule out any impairment, but I won’t get that back for about a month,” he said.