One fatality, one airlifted following...

One fatality, one airlifted following head-on crash

There are 125 comments on the Columbia Magazine story from Apr 30, 2013, titled One fatality, one airlifted following head-on crash. In it, Columbia Magazine reports that:

By TFC Billy Gregory, Public Affairs Officer Kentucky State Police Post 15, Columbia, KY EDMONTON, KY - The Kentucky State police are investigating a collision that occurred today, Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at 2:45pmCT, 1 mile east of Edmonton, KY, at the junction of US 68 and KY 1243.

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Mrs M

Glasgow, KY

#1 Apr 30, 2013
As of 9 PM Colby had come out of surgery and was moved into recovery. He has multiple serious injuries but his mother did not say anything about him having any head or brain injuries. He did talk to the medics on the helicopter. I will NOT detail his injuries. If his family wants you to know they will tell you.
I don't know who was at fault. No police officer or public official has said who was or was not in the wrong so please stop the gossip and wait for the results of the Kentucky State Police Accident Investigation.
It is entirely possible a mechanical failure occured with one of the vehicles prior to the crash making it a true accident.
There was no traffic on the police scanner saying the police were chasing anyone. Not a word until the accident report.
Please stop guessing and gossiping. Instead help these families and act like decent human beings.
Ellymae

Elizabethtown, KY

#2 Apr 30, 2013
I spoke to the deceased's mother, and she was very honest about what the police told her family happened. Just keep both families in prayer.
Courtney

Nerinx, KY

#3 Apr 30, 2013
Does any one know and can tell me who was in the crash?
Mrs M

Glasgow, KY

#4 May 1, 2013
Courtney wrote:
Does any one know and can tell me who was in the crash?
The accident involved Debbie Froedge, wife of Pastor Freddie Froedge, who was killed and Colby Smith who was flown to a Louisville hospital.

Colby has had surgery and was in recovery as of 9 PM per his mother.

My condolances to the family and friends of both.
Just Wondering

Glasgow, KY

#5 May 1, 2013
Is Colby's Mom's name Barbara. If so, she was a very good friend back when we were in school. My heart hurts for both families. Good people.
Jethro

Glasgow, KY

#6 May 1, 2013
Wbko reported about the wreck and what they said was Colby failed to negotiate the curve. hit Froedge head on killing her instantly.
Ms C

Summer Shade, KY

#7 May 1, 2013
Mrs M wrote:
As of 9 PM Colby had come out of surgery and was moved into recovery. He has multiple serious injuries but his mother did not say anything about him having any head or brain injuries. He did talk to the medics on the helicopter. I will NOT detail his injuries. If his family wants you to know they will tell you.
I don't know who was at fault. No police officer or public official has said who was or was not in the wrong so please stop the gossip and wait for the results of the Kentucky State Police Accident Investigation.
It is entirely possible a mechanical failure occurred with one of the vehicles prior to the crash making it a true accident.
There was no traffic on the police scanner saying the police were chasing anyone. Not a word until the accident report.
Please stop guessing and gossiping. Instead help these families and act like decent human beings.
Thank you for posting this information; My boys grew up with Colby, no he wasn't perfect but he is still a human being, someone's son, a friend to a lot of people; I hate hearing this happen to anyone. The gossiping does need to stop, people need to have more respect for the families of both in a sad tragic time. My prayers are with both families; I couldn't imagine what they are going through
Marie

Clarksville, TN

#8 May 1, 2013
@ Just Wondering yes his mom is Barbara........everyone involved needs prayers and no matter what the cause it was an accident.
customer

Horse Cave, KY

#9 May 1, 2013
WBKO said it was joseph smith age 19 who hit Mrs Froedge
I kno

Cave City, KY

#10 May 1, 2013
customer wrote:
WBKO said it was joseph smith age 19 who hit Mrs Froedge
His middle name is Colby.
the bitchy one

Glasgow, KY

#11 May 1, 2013
y heart goes out to both families. May the Good Lord help them through this terrible time and comfort them. I agree the gossip is disgusting. Some people are to stupid to know what respect is. But I bet had it been one of there family members involved they would be madder than hell that anyone would talk like that about there loved one. Grow up people until it happens to you be respectful. You would want that. My thoughts and prayers are with both family's today and in the future as they begin to heal. FOR ALL YOU IGNORANT PEOPLE GOSSIPING GO TO CHURCH AND FIND GOD BEFORE IT HAPPENS TO YOU AND YOURS.
just wondering

Glasgow, KY

#12 May 1, 2013
someone had said he passed away is this true??
Sad

Glasgow, KY

#13 May 1, 2013
I heard the same thing.
Marie

Clarksville, TN

#14 May 1, 2013
He is critical but still fighting for his life.
martha reece

Glasgow, KY

#15 May 1, 2013
colby is a good kid and people dont need to talk about him if you dont know what happen. him and his family got a long road in front of them so try to be nice and pray for these family I PRAY FOR DEBBIE FAMILY GOD LIF THIS PAIN FROM THESES FAMILY IN GOD NAME AMEN AMEN
Hugh jeffencok

Glasgow, KY

#16 May 1, 2013
martha reece wrote:
colby is a good kid and people dont need to talk about him if you dont know what happen. him and his family got a long road in front of them so try to be nice and pray for these family I PRAY FOR DEBBIE FAMILY GOD LIF THIS PAIN FROM THESES FAMILY IN GOD NAME AMEN AMEN
Is that the same good boy Colby that got arrested twice last year?. I have yet to see a negative comment on this thread about him. Accidents happen and I haven't seen anyone getting blamed for it.
Ms C

Summer Shade, KY

#17 May 1, 2013
It does not matter how many times someone got arrested; right now the most important thing is that we all respect both families involved. Not go around trashing ones names, disrespected an individual because of what happened before the wreck. Prayers go out to Colby's family and the family of Debbie Froedge.
MsB

Glasgow, KY

#18 May 1, 2013
Heard Colby Died?? Is it true??
family friend

United States

#19 May 1, 2013
He's still a criminal... i don't know why people pity him.
Ms C

Summer Shade, KY

#20 May 1, 2013
My husband spoke with Colby's dad around 4, he is still alive but he is fighting for his life. I will never understand why people want to talk ugly about someone in times like this. Yes he had run ins with the law, but thats not the issue at hand; the issue is he is fighting for his life and another lost hers. Its sad how some people think.

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