Alvaton woman dead after 2 vehicles collide

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – An Alvaton woman is dead after a head-on collision on Interstate 65 Sunday.

Kentucky State Police were called to an area near mile marker 24 on the southbound side of the interstate.

Cassandra Garrison, 30, St. Louis, Mo. was operating a 2015 Dodge Journey Crossover traveling south when, according to witnesses, Garrison’s vehicle braked to an extremely low rate of speed.  A passenger exited, and Garrison’s vehicle changed direction and began to travel northbound in the southbound lanes of Interstate 65, according to a release from KSP Post 3.  Garrison continued her path of travel, striking a 2003 Ford Mustang in a head-on manner.

Amy Eakles, 41, of Alvaton, was driving the Mustang.

Garrison and Eakles were taken by ambulance to The Medical Center. Eakles was later flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. where she died at  8:33 p.m. Garrison was later transferred TriStar Skyline Medical Center, also in Nashville for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

KSP has opened a criminal investigation into the incident, KSP Post 3 spokesman Trooper Jeremy Hodges said. Charges against Garrison are pending.