Sunday 21st April 2024

Ambulance Driver and Patient Both Killed in Collision in Garrard County

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The Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post, was contacted just before 9:00 a.m., Monday, April 1, 2024, in reference to a two-vehicle collision involving a Semi-truck and an ambulance on Lexington Road (US-27) at the intersection of Old Lexington Road in Garrard County.

The initial investigation indicates a 2021 Kenworth Semi-truck operated by Cory Dunn, 44, of Lexington, who was traveling east on Old Lexington Road, and made a left-handed turn onto Lexington Road in front of a Somerset-Pulaski County Ambulance, operated by Chastian Mcwhorter, 26, of Albany who was traveling north on Lexington Road.

As a result of the collision, the operator of the ambulance, Chastian Mcwhorter, and patient, Robert Caudill, 75, of Nancy, were fatally injured and pronounced deceased by Garrard County Coroner Shane Young. The passenger in the ambulance, Bailey Haynes, 23, of Somerset, was transported to the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The operator of the Semi, Cory Dunn, was also transported to the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The ongoing collision investigation is being conducted by Trooper Robert Baker. He was assisted on the scene by Kentucky State Police personnel, Kentucky State Police Critical Incident Response Team, Garrard County Sheriffs Office, Lancaster Police Department, Garrard County EMS, Camp Dick Fire Department, and Jessamine County Sheriffs Office.

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