Wreck claims life of Falls of Rough woman


By Brittany Wise - bwise@civitasmedia.com



A local woman was killed as a result of injuries sustained in a Muhlenberg County wreck last week.

The investigation is still ongoing into the accident which took the life of 48-year-old Lisa Ross of Falls of Rough.

The two-vehicle collision occurred on Tuesday, Nov. 3 at just after 2:30 p.m., according to Kentucky State Police Trooper Stu Recke.

A preliminary investigation revealed that 49-year-old Keith Ross of Falls of Rough, was travelling southbound on KY 175 in Muhlenberg County when his 2014 Nissan Altima collided with a 2007 Chrysler mini-van travelling westbound on US 62. The mini-van was being operated by 73-year-old Roy Stanley of Graham, KY.

“It appears that Mr. Ross disregarded the stop sign and turned left onto US 62 into the path of Mr. Stanley’s vehicle,” Recke said.

The two vehicles collided at the intersection, with the Ross’ vehicle coming to a rest in the westbound lane of US 62 and Stanley’s vehicle exiting the left shoulder of the roadway and coming to a rest off of the road.

Keith Ross and his 17-year-old son were transported via ambulance to Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in the wreck, according to Recke.

Keith Ross’ wife, Lisa, was flown to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN for treatment. Lisa Ross passed away Wednesday, Nov. 4 as a result of her injuries.

Stanley and his wife, Anna, who was the only passenger in his vehicle, were both transported via ambulance to Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital for treatment.

Recke said that everyone involved was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.

Trooper First Class Craig Engler is investigating the collision. Engler was assisted at the scene by the Graham Fire Department, the Greenville Fire Department, Muhlenberg County EMS, and PHI Air Medical.

By Brittany Wise

bwise@civitasmedia.com

Reach Brittany Wise at 270-295-9622 ext. 2014.

Reach Brittany Wise at 270-295-9622 ext. 2014.

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