At 5:30 p.m. Monday county law enforcement, firefighters and emergency medical services were called to the scene of a two-vehicle collision on KY 78, a mile west of the Stanford city limits. According to Kentucky State Police reports, Stevie Bolden, 18, of Hustonville, was traveling east toward Stanford when he lost control of his vehicle in the turn overlooking the Camenisch farm and struck a westbound car driven by Shelly Sears, 38, also of Hustonville. Bolden’s vehicle crossed the centerline, struck the guard rail, and the passenger-side of Bolden’s vehicle impacted the front of Sears’ car.
Bolden’s passenger, Lenora Parker, 17, of Stanford was pronounced dead at the scene by the Lincoln County Coroner. Bolden and Sears were airlifted to UK Chandler Medical Center. Sears was declared dead around 7:40 p.m. and Bolden is listed in critical condition. The KSP report indicates that wet roads could have played a part in the accident, and that Sears was not wearing her seatbelt at the time of the accident. The collision is still under investigation by KSP Trooper Chris Damron.