Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

February 12, 2013

NEW INFO: Woman killed in U.S. 23 accident

Victim's name released


The Independent

BURNAUGH — A Boyd County woman was killed in a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 23 at Burnaugh Tuesday morning.

Carrie Kirk, 54, of Burnaugh, was pronounced dead at the accident scene by the Boyd County Coroner’s Office.

The crash occurred about 10:35 a.m. According to the Boyd County Sheriff’s Department, Kirk was pulling out of the Burnaugh BP and attempting to enter the southbound lanes of U.S. 23 when her 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier was struck by a northbound 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier driven by Bill M. Thompson, 62, of Prestonsburg.

Thompson was taken to King’s Daughters Medical Center. Kirk and Thompson were both wearing seat belts and were the only occupants of their respective vehicles, the sheriff’s department said.