Mom, daughter victims of fatal crash

Autum Lane (left) and daughter Hailey Lane

The Marshall County Coroner's Office last week officially released the names of a mother and daughter who died in a two-vehicle collision on July 5: 40-year-old Autum Lane and 12-year-old Hailey Lane.

According to a press release issued by the Marshall County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a report of a two-vehicle collision on Eggners Ferry Road and upon arrival found fire personnel with the Fairdealing-Olive Fire Department extinguishing flames from the vehicle occupied by the Lanes.

Lane and her daughter were reportedly in a green Ford 500 traveling westbound on Eggners Ferry Road near the Salem Chapel Road intersection when Lane's vehicle left the right shoulder of the roadway. According to the report, she overcorrected and veered into the opposite lane, striking a brown Chevrolet Silverado driven by Jeffery Kingkade of Owensboro.

Kingkade was transported by the Marshall County Ambulance Service to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Deputy Coroner Curt Curtner pronounced Autum and Hailey dead at the scene of the crash.

Autumn was formerly employed by Moors Resort and Hailey was prepared to begin attending South Marshall Middle School in the fall.

A funeral service for mother and daughter was held today at 11 a.m. at Collier Funeral Home in Benton. They were laid to rest in Lyles Cemetery. See obituaries for more about their life and family.

The "Paying tribute to Autum and Hailey" fundraiser is active on, started by Lane's cousin, Courtney Davis, in an attempt to assist in raising money for funeral/memorial expenses, bills and unforeseen needs for Lane's surviving husband, Steven, and son, Austin.

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