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Two dead after Saturday accident

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Harrodsburg couple killed in US 150 crash

By Nick Schrager

A two-vehicle accident in Washington County has left two people dead.

Barbara Walker, 72, of Harrodsburg, and her husband, Martin Walker III, 72, also of Harrodsburg, both died after a collision on US 150 about six miles outside Springfield Saturday evening at approximately 6:30 p.m.

The accident occurred when Cortney Jones, 19, of Bardstown, was traveling west on US 150 in a 1992 Chevrolet when she veered into the eastbound lane and struck a 1992 Mazda, driven by Barbara Walker, according to Kentucky State Police. Barbara Walker was pronounced dead at the scene by the Washington County Coroner. Her husband, Martin Walker III, was airlifted to the University of Louisville Hospital where he was later pronounced dead by a member of the  Jefferson County Coroner's Office.

Kayla Ruley, 14, of Lebanon, was a passenger in the Jones vehicle, and was airlifted to Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville. Jones was transported to Flaget Hospital in Bardstown. Further information on Ruley and Jones is not available at this time.

KSP Trooper Brian Coyt is investigating the accident, and is being assisted by Trooper Fred Cornett and Sgt. Mike Rogers. Washington County EMS, Washington County Fire and Washington County Rescue responded, along with assistance from the Nelson County EMS.

For more details, see the April 29 issue of The Springfield Sun.