On Sunday, December 2nd at 4:23 PM (CST) the Kentucky State Police Post 3, Bowling Green received a call for service in reference to a two vehicle injury collision. The collision had occurred southbound on Interstate 65 near the 24 mile marker in Bowling Green. Trooper Jonathan Johnson responded to the collision.
A preliminary investigation has revealed that Cassandra Garrison (30) of St. Louis, MO was operating a 2015 Dodge Journey Crossover traveling southbound, when according to witnesses, Garrison’s vehicle braked to an extremely low rate of speed. A passenger exited, and Garrison’s vehicle changed direction and began to travel northbound in the southbound lanes of Interstate 65. Garrison continued her path of travel, striking a 2003 Ford Mustang in a “head-on” manner. It was being operated by 41 year old Amy Eakles of Alvaton, KY.
Garrison and Eakles were transported on scene via EMS to the Medical Center Hospital in Bowling Green. Eakles was later flown to Vanderbilt University Hospital where she succumbed to injuries at approximately 8:33 PM (CST.) Garrison was transferred Veto Skyline Medical Center Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
The investigation continues and is currently being led by Trooper Jonathan Johnson. Trooper Johnson was assisted on scene by the Bowling Green Police Department, Bowling Green Fire Department, and Medical Center EMS. No further information is available for release at this time.