BREAKING: Student dies in car crash on Western Kentucky Parkway

Herald Staff

A 21-year-old WKU student died Sunday afternoon in a car crash on the Western Kentucky Parkway, the Grayson County News Gazette reports.

Stephanie Campbell, of Louisville, was pronounced dead on the scene by Deputy Grayson County Coroner Howard Tomes. The first responders arrived to scene of the crash near the 106 mile marker at 3:06 p.m.

Campbell’s cause of death was ruled blunt force trauma to the body, Tomes said to a News-Gazette reporter.

Campbell was driving westbound on the parkway in a 2001 Nissan Xterra when she started to drift into the median, over-corrected and lost control of the vehicle, according to the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Jarrod Mudd.

It is not confirmed what caused Campbell to drift into the median.

A witness to the incident told the Grayson County News Gazette he was traveling eastbound on the parkway when he saw Campbell’s vehicle roll across his lane.

Mudd also confirmed the vehicle rolled an indeterminable amount of times before coming to a rest. Additionally, there were approximately 700 feet of skid marks on the parkway, he told a News-Gazette reporter.

The Herald will update this story as more information becomes available.