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Wreck kills Salvisa woman

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By The Staff

A Salvisa woman died Wednesday after her vehicle collided with another on U.S. 127 just inside the Anderson County line.

Rosemary B. Spurlock, 65, was leaving a business on 127 and attempting to cross both northbound lanes to go south toward Mercer County, according to a news release from Kentucky State Police.

A Toyota Camry driven by Francis R. Downs, 28, of Bardstown, was traveling north on 127 and struck Spurlock’s Chevy Malibu in the driver’s door, the news release said.

Anderson County fire and EMS removed Spurlock from the vehicle.

She was flown to the University of Kentucky hospital where she died, according to the news release.

It is unknown if either party was wearing a seatbelt.

No other passengers were in the cars.

Alcohol involvement is pending toxicology results, according to the news release.

Spurlock was the wife of Jasper Spurlock and daughter of the late John R. and Rosa Lee (Bottoms) Butler.

She was retired from the Mercer Dress Company and the Haggin Hospital and was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Lorie Dawn Gowins of Harrodsburg; two sons, Timothy Scott (Krista) Butler of Lincoln County and Paul Douglas Butler of Mercer County; one sister, Joyce Ann Brown of Simpsonville; one brother, Charles Richard “Dick” Butler of Harrodsburg; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Services were Sunday at the Ransdell Funeral Chapel in Harrodsburg.