Springfield resident injured in Loretto accident

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By Special to The Sun


Kentucky State Trooper Kevin Roberts is investigating a collision that occurred on Monday, Nov. 19 at 6:29 p.m. at the intersection of St. Francis Hwy. and Holy Cross Road in the limits of Loretto.

Fifty- year-old Mary Gootee of Springfield was traveling south on St. Francis Hwy., operating a 2003 Dodge Neon. 

She made a left turn from Holy Cross Road onto St. Francis Hwy. and pulled into the path of a 2005 Ford Escape.  The Escape was operated by 35-year-old Elizabeth Thompson of Bardstown. 

Thompson was wearing a seatbelt and her one-year-old son, Korbin Thompson, was in a child safety seat and not injured.
Mary Gootee, a passenger, and 57-year-old Harold Gootee were both belted and not injured. 

A third occupant in the Gootee vehicle, 25-year-old Augusta Gootee, of Springfield, was belted but was transported to Spring View Hospital and airlifted to University Hospital in Louisville with non-life threatening injuries.
Roberts was assisted at the scene by the Marion County Sheriff's Department, Rescue and EMS and the Loretto Fire Department.

Editor's note: This story has been updated. The headline previously was incorrect.