One dies, three injured in Lincoln Co. crash

A woman died and three other people were injured Saturday after the driver of a pickup truck ran through a stop sign and was hit by another pickup in Lincoln County, according to Kentucky State Police in Richmond.

The accident occurred about 5:30 p.m. near the intersection of Ky. 501 and Old South Fork Road when a truck driven north on Old South Fork Road by Helen G. Ryan, 44, of Stanford, failed to stop at the stop sign, police said. Ryan's truck was struck by a truck being driven west on Ky. 501 by Darrel L. Emerson, 51, of Williamstown.

Ryan's truck went over a 25-foot embankment and overturned, coming to rest on its top on railroad tracks. The other truck came to rest slightly off the roadway, police said.

A passenger in Ryan's truck, Maggie L. Cornett, 27, of Kings Mountain, was pronounced dead at the scene. Ryan and another passenger in her vehicle, Alex N. Ryan, 11, of Stanford, were taken by helicopter to the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital in Lexington. Emerson was taken to Fort Logan Hospital in Stanford.

Helen Ryan was in fair condition at the UK hospital Sunday night. A hospital spokeswoman said she had no information on the condition of Alex Ryan. A woman answering the phone at Fort Logan Hospital said no information could be released about Emerson.

Helen Ryan was not wearing a seat belt, while the others involved in the accident were, according to police.