Danville teen killed in tractor trailer rollover crash

Published 4:31 pm Friday, December 8, 2023

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By Abigail Roberts


MCKINNEY – Jadyn Post, 19, was killed when the tractor trailer she was operating went off the road on Kentucky Highway 198 on Thursday morning, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.

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It was about 7 a.m. on Dec. 7 when Lincoln County Emergency Services were dispatched to the 5100 block of Hwy. 198 for a crash involving a tractor trailer, according to a LCSO press release.

When units arrived on scene they found a single-vehicle accident involving a tractor trailer that had overturned.

Post was pronounced dead by Lincoln County Coroner Farris Marcum at 7:45 a.m.

Post was transporting a load of lumber from McKinney to Greensburg, Marcum said. She had an active Commercial Driver’s License.

“For unknown reasons, she ran off the roadway and tried to overcorrect, and when she came back up on the road she overturned and she was trapped in the truck there,” Marcum said. “She had her seat belt on, but it was blunt force trauma.”

No drugs or alcohol are suspected but a standard toxicology report will be conducted, the coroner said.

The roadway remained closed for several hours as the collision was under investigation.

Det. Sgt. Michael Mullins is overseeing the investigation.

LCSO was assisted on scene by Lincoln County EMS, Lincoln County Fire, Deputies Marty Elliot and Ron Luster, along with Kentucky State Police Vehicle Enforcement Trooper Hazelwood.

This story will be updated as more information is made available.


Two-vehicle accident leaves one in critical condition

CRAB ORCHARD – A two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Lamb Road and U.S. Hwy. 150 in Crab Orchard left one person in critical condition.

According to Sgt. Michael Mullins, a small SUV was eastbound when a westbound flatbed truck turned into its path and struck the driver’s side of an SUV.

Mullins said two people were transported with injuries, one of which was a male who was taken to UK HealthCarer in critical condition.

He has been identified as 49-year-old Jonathon Kirk.

“I’m not sure what his condition is today, it was life-threatening at the time,” he said.

Sgt. Eric Dean is investigating the collision.

No drugs or alcohol are suspected to be contributing factors at this time, Mullins said.


Motorcycle driver transported in critical condition, drugs found on scene

STANFORD – A motorcycle driver was transported to UK HealthCare in critical condition following a crash at U.S. Hwy. 150 and Grist Mill Road in Stanford.

Jeffrey Daulton of Lexington was operating the motorcycle and was critically injured during the incident.

Mullins said the motorcycle was believed to be traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed on U.S. Hwy. 150 when it struck a vehicle pulling out from U.S. 150 West.

Daulton was taken to the UK with life-threatening injuries. The driver of the vehicle did not require any medical attention, according to officials.

Mullins said about a gram of methamphetamine was found on Daulton’s person.

“Toxicology reports are pending but drugs are suspected to be a contributing factor to the collision,” he said.

Mullins is overseeing the investigation.


Non-injury, minor injury accidents

There were two other minor injury accidents in the county, according to Sgt. Michael Mullins.

Mullins said there was one collision on Hwy. 39 S and another Hwy. 150 East.

There was also an accident reportedly on Hwy. 27 North near the Dix River Golf Course.

“That was non-injury. Well, minor injury but they refused medical treatment,” Mullins said.

Responders from Lincoln County, the City of Stanford, and the City of Crab Orchard were all called out yesterday for accidents and worked together to cover the entire county.