A wrecker retrieves the vehicle over a guard rail/photo by Adam May
Black ice on the roadway led to a single-vehicle wreck on the 1682 bypass this morning that claimed the life of a Greenville Road woman.
The incident happened around 7:40 at the bridge just west of Greenville Road, as described by Christian County Sheriff’s Sgt. Phil Wallace.
“The pickup truck was traveling west on Kentucky 1682 when as they crossed the bridge they hit a patch of ice, causing the driver to lose control. He hit the guard rail, hit a steep embankment and hit the creek embankment before coming to final rest,” he said.
Christian County Coroner Dorris Lamb identified the victim as 62-year old Karen “Joyce” Gibson of Greenville Road. Driving the vehicle was her husband, Bill Gibson, who was taken first to Jennie Stuart Medical Center and then by helicopter to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Bill Gibson is listed in stable condition at Vanderbilt.
At the time of her death, Ms. Gibson was employed by Jennie Stuart Medical Center.