Scott County

Georgetown woman is killed in crash involving two garbage trucks on U.S. 25

One person was killed Friday in a three-vehicle crash on U.S. 25 in Scott County, Sheriff Tony Hampton said.

The wreck involved two garbage trucks and a car, Hampton said. Kim Smith, 58, of Georgetown, the driver of the car, died at the scene, Scott County Coroner John Goble said.

One truck crossed the center line, causing the other truck in the opposite lane to go off the road, overcorrect and then collide with a southbound black Chevrolet Malibu driven by Smith. Both trucks came to rest off the road, Goble said.

Georgetown Mayor Tom Prather confirmed that one truck was a city garbage truck apparently headed north to a landfill. He said the driver of that truck “seemed to be conscious and alert” at Georgetown Community Hospital.

Prather said the crash happened shortly before 12:30 p.m. on U.S. 25 between Gemini Trail and Rogers Gap Road, north of Georgetown.

A traffic alert from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said that segment of the road would be closed for two to four hours.

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