BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (KT) – Kentucky State Police at the Bowling Green Post are investigating a multi-vehicle crash that occurred in Barren County on Tuesday night, leaving three dead and two others injured.
The KSP says they were contacted by the Barren County Sheriff’s Department around 8 p.m. on Tuesday, asking them to respond to the crash scene, located near the 8100 block of Happy Valley Road, Kentucky-80, in Cave City.
Their preliminary investigation indicates that Singh Gill, 28, of Fresno, California, was operating a 2017 Freightliner Tractor-Trailer southbound on Happy Valley Road, when he failed to see a vehicle slowing to make a left turn in front of him. To avoid hitting the vehicle, Gill swerved left into the northbound lane where his vehicle struck a 2005 GMC Yukon head-on.
The operator of the GMC, David Hayes, 76, of Cave City and two passengers, Katie Yoder, 54, of Horse Cave, and Daniel Yoder, 55, of Horse Cave, were pronounced dead at the scene by the Barren County Coroner. Two other passengers in the GMC, Roseanne Yoder, 20, and Joseph Yoder, 14, both of Horse Cave, were flown to Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, where they were last reported in stable condition. No word from the KSP on whether Gill suffered any injuries.
The investigation is being led by Trooper Bo Hubbard. He was assisted at the scene by Barren County EMS, Barren County Sheriff’s Office, Cave City Fire Department, Park City Fire Department, Air Methods, Barren County Emergency Management, Barren County Coroner’s Office, and other KSP personnel.