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LaRue County principal killed in crash

Published: Jan. 7, 2012 at 11:46 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 14, 2012 at 11:53 PM EST
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Amber Thurman (source: Facebook)
Amber Thurman (source: Facebook)

ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (WAVE) – WAVE 3 has learned a Hodgenville elementary school principal died in a car crash.  

The accident happened Saturday around 5:00 a.m. on KY 84, 1 mile west of Hodgenville. Police say the victim is 47-year-old Amber Thurman. According to the LaRue County Schools website Thurman is the Principal of Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.

Police say Thurman was traveling west on KY84, when, for unknown reasons, her vehicle crossed the centerline. Police say she overcorrected and lost control of her vehicle, struck an earth embankment, and overturned.  During the accident, police say Thurman was ejected from the vehicle.  Thurman was pronounced dead at the scene by the LaRue County Coroner.

The investigation into the accident is ongoing.

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