A Grove woman was killed in a single car accident at approximately 12:34 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, on State Highway 10, four miles south of Kansas.
According to the report issued by Trooper David Watson the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Kimberly S. Bernosky, 58, Grove, was driving a 2001 Lincoln Towncar northbound when for an unknown reason her vehicle departed the roadway to the right, traveled approximately 10 feet, struck a tree on the driver’s side coming to rest.
She died at the scene from head and trunk internal injuries.
She was pinned for a total of one hour and 14 minutes. She was extricated by members of the Kansas Fire Department with the jaws of life.
Her body was transported by Worley-Liguenbuel Funeral Home to Jay for transportation to Tulsa Medical Examiner’s Office.
No other passengers were in the vehicle and no other vehicles were involved.
According to the report the vehicle was equipped with seat belts but they were not in use. The vehicles' airbag did not deploy.
Weather conditions at the time of the accident were cloudy with a light mist. The report indicates the roadway was wet.
The cause of the collision remains under investigation. The report indicates the condition of the driver was apparently normal.
Watson was assisted by Oklahoma Highway Patrol Lt. Roger Eberly, Trooper Bert Rogers, Trooper Todd Payton, Trooper Rodney Vick, Trooper Bill Overby, Trooper Keith Barenberg, and members of the Kansas Fire Department.