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911 was being called as deadly crash occurred

Lexington: A Lexington woman whose erratic driving had prompted another motorist to call 911 died Monday when her minivan swerved into the oncoming lane and hit a box truck head-on.

The accident happened shortly before 1 p.m. on Georgetown Road near Kearney Road, Lexington fire Battalion Chief Brent Frizzell said. The silver minivan was traveling south on Georgetown Road at the time.

According to a police reconstruction unit, a motorist behind the minivan had become concerned that the van was drifting in and out of the lane and was calling 911 when the accident occurred.

Etta C. Corbin, 67, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the box truck, which severed a utility pole, was treated at University of Kentucky Hospital and released.

Another vehicle following the minivan swerved to miss the collision and made contact with the rear of the van as it came to rest. The driver of that vehicle was not injured.

The investigation is ongoing, but speed and impairment aren't thought to be contributing factors.

Victim identified after fatal Woodford wreck

Versailles: A 27-year-old Lexington woman died Sunday in a two-car accident on U.S. 60 in Woodford County near Shannon Run Road, according to Woodford Deputy Coroner Ed Noon. He identified her as Chastity Boyd.

Boyd lost control of her westbound car about 11:45 a.m. Sunday, according to a statement released by the Versailles Police Department. Her vehicle slid across the road and was struck by an eastbound van, police said. No other injuries were reported. The road was closed for about four hours.

State Police seek two fugitives who walked away from center

Columbia: Kentucky State Police are looking for two inmates who walked away from a Central Kentucky prison.

Trooper Billy Gregory, spokesman for the KSP post in Columbia, identified the fugitives from the Marion County Adjustment Center are John K. Francis and Brian L. Wyatt.

Francis, 41, is 5-feet-7 and 170 pounds with brown hair and green eyes. He was being held on charges of drug trafficking and bail jumping.

Wyatt, 38, is 6-feet-4 and 260 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He was held on charges of engaging in organized crime and drug trafficking.

Police say the men disappeared from the minimum-security prison near Lebanon after 4 p.m. Sunday.

Anyone with information about their whereabouts can call state police 1-800-222-5555 or local police.

staff, wire reports