One person killed in Gallatin crash

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One person was killed in a two-vehicle collision Friday, Jan. 17, on Hwy. 16 in Gallatin County. Kentucky State Police troopers responded to the crash after Boone County Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call around 2 p.m. Preliminary investigation shows that a Toyota Corolla driven by Linda Ruth, 59, from Glencoe, Ky., was traveling south on Hwy. 16 when the vehicle hit a slick spot in the road, according to a news release. The vehicle crossed into the north bound lane and was hit by a Chevrolet truck driven by Albert Moore, 37, from Verona, Ky. 

Ruth, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle, according to police. She was pronounced dead at the scene by the Gallatin County Coroner.

Moore was transported to the University of Cincinnati Hospital for minor injuries.

Trooper Brandon Maupin, an accident reconstructionist, is leading the ongoing investigation.

Maupin was assisted at the scene by the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office, Boone County Sheriff’s Office, Verona Fire Department and Verona EMS.