On Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 3:27 P.M. the Campbellsville Police Department responded to an automobile collision on Kentucky 55 in the area of Swan’s Landing.
A 2017 GMC Yukon operated by 50 year old Kathy Begley of Campbellsville was stopped on Kentucky 55 waiting to make a left hand turn into Swan’s Landing when a 2003 Dodge dually pickup operated by 29 year old John Yoder of Columbia who was pulling a goose neck trailer loaded with logs failed to see several vehicles stopped in front of him, waiting for Begley to turn. Yoder struck a 2007 Chevrolet Impala in the rear operated by 48 year old David R. Coop of Albany which caused a chain reaction collision. The Coop vehicle which was a taxi owned by Smith’s Taxi LLC of Albany, KY then struck a 2003 Honda Element operated by 30 year old Sarah A. Hedgespeth of Greensburg causing the Hedgespeth vehicle to strike Begely’s vehicle which was stopped waiting to turn.
Coop’s vehicle (taxi) had several passengers, 55 year old Rosa A. Muse, 61 year old Earl W. Muse, and 31 year old Steven K. Taylor all of Burkesville.
All parties involved in the collision except Yoder were transported to Taylor Regional Hospital by Campbellsville Taylor County EMS. A 3 year old male in the Hedgespeth vehicle was later transferred by EMS to Norton’s Hospital in Louisville and 31 year old Steven K. Taylor of Burkesville was pronounced dead at Taylor Regional Hospital.