Kentucky woman dies after rollover accident, ejection

8-year-old killed in head-on collision in Cookeville (Image 1)
8-year-old killed in head-on collision in Cookeville (Image 1)

A Kentucky woman was killed in a rollover accident along State Route 181 Thursday morning.

The incident was reported just after 12 a.m., Midnight along KY 181 south, about two miles north of Guthrie.

According to a news release, a preliminary investigation reports that 56-year-old Sheila Austin of Elkton was driving north along KY181 when she lost control of her vehicle and exited the right shoulder of the roadway.

She attempted to regain control, overcorrected, and went into the opposite lanes. She overcorrected again and traveled off the right shoulder, just before overturning.

Austin was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from her 2004 Hyundai Accent.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

No further details were immediately released.

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