Elkton woman killed in overnight crash

Kentucky State Police say the single vehicle crash happened on KY 181 overnight Wednesday into Thursday, just after midnight.

Police say 56-year old Sheila Austin of Elkton, KY was driving northbound on KY 181 when she lost control of the vehicle and exited the right shoulder of the roadway.  While trying to regain control of the vehicle the driver overcorrected and traveled into the southbound lane.  She then overcorrected once again and traveled back off the right shoulder of the roadway.  The vehicle overturned as a result.

Austin was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle.  She was pronounced dead at the scene by Todd County Coroner Bob Whittlesey.

Trooper Ben Cox is conducting the investigation.  Guthrie Fire Department, Guthrie Police Department, Todd County Sheriff's Office, Todd County EMS, and the Todd County Coroner's Office assisted at the scene.

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