Kentucky State Police employee involved in fatal crash

Posted at 4:28 PM, Aug 13, 2019

NEW CASTLE, Ky. (LEX 18) — Kentucky State Police is investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash involving a KSP employee.

Mary "Renee" McCoy, 62, from Bedford, Kentucky was traveling on Highway 146 one mile west of New Castle, when she lost control of her vehicle, left the road and struck a tree.

McCoy was driving her personal vehicle and was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. McCoy was pronounced dead on the scene by the Henry County Coroner.

McCoy was transported to the Jefferson County Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy, according to police. No other vehicles were involved and there were no other passengers.

McCoy was hired by KSP as a telecommunicator in November of 1999. McCoy later transferred to the KSP Drivers Testing Branch in 2001. She was a certified driver's test administrator in Oldham, Trimble, Carroll, Henry and Gallatin counties.

"We are heartbroken by this sudden loss. Renee's twenty years of dedicated service to this agency impacted not only the lives of troopers she supported but also the citizens of the Commonwealth," said KSP Commissioner Rick Sanders.

Arrangements for McCoy are pending by her family.