Pedestrian dies after collision on US 68

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Alcohol was a contributing factor, police say

By The Staff

A woman from Ekhorn died and a Campbellsville woman was injured after they were struck by a Ford truck Friday, Sept. 18.

The collision occurred at 8:39 p.m. on U.S. 68 approximately four miles west of Lebanon.

Ladonna J. Sallee, 36, was pronounced dead at the scene, and Trena R. Summers, 32, was transported to Spring View Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

According to the Kentucky State Police, alcohol appeared to be a factor involving the pedestrians. Summers was cited for alcohol intoxication.

Both women were in the road, crossing U.S. 68 at the time of the accident.

The driver in the accident, David A. Grimes, 51, of Mt. Washington was driving a 2006 Ford pickup that was pulling a boat at the time. Grimes was not injured.

No additional charges are expected to be filed, according to the state police.

Trooper Donnie Moses investigated the accident. He was assisted by Sgt. Bill Elliott, Trooper Brian Coyt and Trooper David Smith.

Marion County EMS and the Marion County Rescue Squad also responded to the scene.